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Hamaguchi Ryusuke's Drive My Car on Blu-ray & DVD in July

28 June 2022

Theatrical distributor and global curated film streaming service MUBI and film distributor Modern Films have announced that Hamaguchi Ryusuke’s Academy Award-winning and critically acclaimed Drive My Car [Doraibu mai kâ] will be available to own on Blu-ray and DVD from 18 July 2022.

Yusuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima), a stage actor and director, is happily married to Oto (Reika Kirishima), a screenwriter. However, when Oto suddenly passes away, she leaves behind a secret. Two years later, Kafuku, still unable to fully cope with the loss of his wife, receives an offer to direct a play at a theatre festival in Hiroshima. There, he meets Misaki (Toko Miura), a reserved young woman assigned to be his chauffeur. As they spend time together, Kafuku confronts the mystery of his wife that quietly haunts him. 

Co-written and directed by Hamaguch Ryusukei (Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy), Drive My Car had its World Premiere in competition at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, where it won Best Screenplay. It has since won the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film and the BAFTA Film Award for Best Film Not in the English Language. It was released theatrically in the UK by Modern Films last year and played theatrically for six months, including a record-breaking uninterrupted run at Curzon Bloomsbury from 19 November 2021 to 19 May 2022. Drive My Car is currently available to stream exclusively on MUBI and to rent on all major platforms. 

Drive My Car Blu-ray cover art

Drive My Car will be released on Blu-ray and DVD by MUBI and Modern Films on 18 July 2022.


  • BAFTA Q&A with director Ruysuke Hamaguchi
  • Down the Road: The Making of "Drive My Car"
  • Exclusive 20-page booklet, including the film's road trip map of Japan