JANUARY Tuesday 11th: DRIVE MY CAR - Connaught Cinema
WFC first screening of 2022 will be Japan's Ryusuke Hamaguchi's Drive My Car (2021) at the Connaught Cinema.
Date: TUESDAY 11th January 2022
Tickets: free to members/ member's one guest £5
£7.50 for adults £6.50 for seniors and studentsDoors open: 8.00pm
WFC are really excited about this one. Nominated for the Best International Feature in the 94th Academy Awards and Winner of the Best Screenplay at 2021's Cannes Film Festival it will be one not to miss. Director Ryusuke Hamaguchi adapts a short story by Haruki Murakama into a highly moving meditation on life and art. The story sees avant garde theatre director Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima) mourning the death of his wife Oto (Reika Kirishima) - whose infidelity he has just discovered. Accepting an assignment to direct a new multilingual production of Uncle Vanya in Hiroshima, he reluctantly consents to being chauffeured around by the taciturn Misaki (Tôko Miura). And thus the journey begins. Phil Hord of the Guardian says it is 'Vast in philosophical scope but intimate; beautifully controlled but pulsing with erotic undercurrents, it marks Hamaguchi’s emergence as a new cinematic master.'
We really hope you can attend because we think this is going to be a total cracker!
Watch the trailer here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BPKPb_RTwI
'With its eddying, fluid score and judicious use of silence, its satisfying layers of storytelling, this is a supremely confident piece of film-making from Ryûsuke Hamaguchi' - Wendy Ide - The Guardian