For the 18th consecutive year, the California Film Institute presents a selection of Oscar® submissions from around the world. This year, 93 countries have submitted films for consideration in the 2022 Academy Awards® Best International Feature Film category. For Your Consideration is a rare opportunity to watch a selection of these outstanding international films, many of which are top film festival prizewinners.
JAPAN’S SUBMISSION FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM • 2022 ACADEMY AWARDS®
Winner Los Angles Film Critics award for Best Picture!
Two years after his wife’s unexpected death, Yusuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima), a renowned stage actor and director, receives an offer to direct a production of Uncle Vanya at a theater festival in Hiroshima. There, he meets Misaki Watari (Toko Miura), a taciturn young woman assigned by the festival to chauffeur him in his beloved red Saab 900. As the production’s premiere approaches, tensions mount amongst the cast and crew, not least between Yusuke and Koji Takatsuki, a handsome TV star who shares an unwelcome connection to Yusuke’s late wife. Forced to confront painful truths raised from his past, Yusuke begins – with the help of his driver – to face the haunting mysteries his wife left behind. Adapted from Haruki Murakami’s short story, Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Drive My Car is a haunting road movie traveling a path of love, loss, acceptance, and peace. Winner of three prizes at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, including Best Screenplay. In Japanese with English subtitles. Director Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Japan 2021) 179 min.
THURSDAY JAN. 20 • 6:30
$12.50 General | $9. Senior • Youth • Matinée | $7 CFI Members