Jan 21 - 27 2022


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.

DRIVE MY CAR is nominated for four Academy Awards: Best Director, Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film.

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.

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Ryûsuke Hamaguchi


Hidetoshi Nishijima, Tôko Miura, Reika Kirishima, Yoo-rim Park, Dae-Young Jin

Run Time

2 hours, 59 minutes


November 24, 2021

Distributed by

Janus Films

Hearing and visual Assistance

Subtitles/Open Captions
Assisted Listening




Japanese with English Subtitles


Many of the films shown at The Ross are not rated due to the prohibitive cost of acquiring a rating from the Motion Picture Association of America. Consequently, as many of these films contain graphic content, viewer discretion is advised.


JAN 21 | FRI

5:30 p.m.

JAN 22 | SAT

2:00, 5:30 p.m.

JAN 23 | SUN

2:00, 5:30 p.m.

JAN 24 | MON

5:30 p.m.

JAN 25 | TUE

5:30 p.m.

JAN 26 | WED

5:30 p.m.

JAN 27 | THU

5:30 p.m.

Drive My Car sneaks up on you, lulling you in with visuals that are as straightforward as the narrative is complex.”

Manohla Dargis

The New York Times

“Hamaguchi might come at this idea from the opposite direction of his source material, but that disconnect is exactly what allows Drive My Car to reach its destination with such integrity.”

David Ehrlich


“An absorbing, technically assured piece of work with poetic depths and novelistic ambitions.”

Stephen Dalton

The Hollywood Reporter



$12.00 | Adults
$9.50 | Students
$8.75 | Children
$8.50 | Military
$8.75 | Seniors
$6.50 | Members
$5.00 | UNL Students


$10.00 | Adults
$9.00 | Students
$8.25 | Children
$8.00 | Military
$8.25 | Seniors
$6.00 | Members
$5.00 | UNL Students

Matinee priced tickets for all screenings TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY nights

  • Showtimes change on a regular basis and will not always be the same each day. Visit the individual film pages for a list of showtimes.
  • Children are 12 and under. Seniors are 60 and older
  • Students and Military must show a valid ID to receive discount
  • We accept cash, check, NCard, Visa, and Mastercard
  • The Ross Box Office opens 30 minutes before the first screening of the day
  • Assistive listening headsets and closed caption devices available for select titles. Check the individual film pages or inquire at the box office for details.

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