This week on the Film at Lincoln Center podcast, we’re featuring a special talk from the 59th New York Film Festival with Drive My Car director, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, moderated by filmmaker Matías Piñeiro.

Drive My Car is now playing. Get tickets.

Making his return to NYFF with not one but two Main Slate selections, Japanese filmmaker Ryûsuke Hamaguchi affirms his stature as a true rising star of world cinema, and one of the foremost chroniclers of the ebbs and flows of human relationships. With Drive My Car and Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy—a pair of vividly realized and ceaselessly surprising emotional epics—Hamaguchi demonstrates his singular talent for tracing the intricate workings of the heart amid the perennial paradoxes of modern life.

Inspired by a Haruki Murakami short story, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi spins an engrossing, expansive epic about love and betrayal, grief and acceptance, charting the unexpected, complex relationships that a theater actor-director forges with a trio of people out of professional, physical, or psychological necessity. Drive My Car is now playing in theaters. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

NYFF Talks were presented by HBO.

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