CANNES, France, July 11 (Reuters) – Japanese director Ryusuke Hamaguchi unveiled his awards contender on the Cannes Movie Competition on Sunday, a story of heartbreak and regrets which emerges in virtually street movie-style over the course of a number of automobile journeys.
“Drive My Automobile” was tailored from a brief story by Haruki Murakami. Hamaguchi, who has notched up distinctions on the movie circuit together with in Berlin, mentioned he was drawn by the potential of the enclosed house enveloping the characters.
“What I discovered fascinating was how the intimacy is introduced into the automobile by way of the lengthy conversations between the characters,” Hamaguchi informed Reuters in Cannes shortly earlier than the movie’s pink carpet premiere.
The Cannes Movie Competition, which runs till July 17, is again after its 2020 hiatus as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
“Drive My Automobile” centres on a theatre actor and director performed by Hidetoshi Nishijima, who’s compelled to confront the demons beneath the seemingly excellent floor of his marriage after it’s rocked by infidelity and his spouse dies.
Two years later, and nonetheless struggling to beat his loss, he travels to Hiroshima to provide a multilingual model of “Uncle Vanya” and is assigned a driver, Misaki (Miura Toko), and the 2 begin conversing about their journeys.
Hamaguchi mentioned he loved working with a multilingual solid which included Korean actress Park Yoo-rim, who performs the a part of a mute actress delivering her strains in signal language.
“I discovered the truth that not one of the actors would be capable to perceive one another fascinating as a result of it forces them to watch one another extra intently and react otherwise,” Hamaguchi mentioned.
The Japanese movie earned early reward from critics, particularly for its lead actors.
Reporting by Hanna Rantala, Modifying by Sarah White and Emelia Sithole-Matarise
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