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A Lens on Japan

Posted on May 04, 2022

Adapted from a short story by Haruki Murakami, the Academy Award-winning Drive My Car, depicts the special relationship between a grief-stricken stage actor and his young chauffeur. Watch the trailer for the film below, and discover more Japanese stories of love, loss, and the power of art with these selections from WWB Campus' Japan unit:

  • A widower comes to understand his wife while taking a cooking class in "When My Wife Was a Shiitake."
  • The divide between onstage and off is blurred for a family of celebrity Kabuki actors in "Metamorphosis."
  • An American film from the 70s brings together an unlikely pair of friends in “The Last Picture Show.”
  • A trans woman breaks up with her boyfriend and plays the Beatles in the short story "Cavities and Kindness."

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