[Photo gallery]Cannes send-off party eventA movie adaptation of “Drive My Car” from Haruki Murakami’s collection of short stories “Men Without Women” (published by Bunshun Bunko). Yusuke Iefuku (Nishijima), a stage actor and director, had a satisfying life with his wife, Oto (Kirishima), a scriptwriter. However, the sound leaves a secret and suddenly dies. Two years later, Iefu, who was assigned to direct at a theater festival in Hiroshima, headed for a bright red serve and met a quiet exclusive driver, Misaki (Miura), who had a certain past in his heart. While spending time with Misaki, Iefuku, who suffers from a feeling of loss with nowhere to go, realizes that he has turned away from his eyes. Director Hamaguchi creates a script that inherits the spirit of the original while adding original elements. From the mouths of Nishijima, Miura, and Kirishima, he talked about his extraordinary feelings for the finished work. Nishijima: “Fictitious people live in a fictional story, but there are many moments when you feel that the truth is reflected in it. It sticks to the side you are looking at from the screen. It depicts the hearts of people living in Japan today, which is what people in the world want to see, but on the other hand, it seems to be connected to the universal things that people in the world also feel. Miura: “I had a feeling of being absorbed in 2 hours and 59 minutes (main story: 179 minutes) after I finished watching. Because of the words and character information for that time, my eyes and ears were caught. I couldn’t let go of it. I felt that kind of tension. “Kirishima:” (Experience time for viewing) I was surprised at how quickly it passed. I thought, “I made a great movie” with excitement and excitement. I wanted to convey this excitement to the director, but I was so impressed that the words didn’t come out well. ” He gave examples such as “rehearsal about past scenes” and “work to answer questions as a character”. Confession. Then, Miura entwined with his own “driver role” and said, “I thought that the space for reading books is similar to the space for talking while driving. Instead of reading face-to-face, each one looks down at the text. , I’m talking only with sound. When I’m driving, I can’t see the other person’s face, so I can feel the change in facial expression and mind only with sound. I did it. ” When asked about “Haruki Murakami’s reaction,” Hamaguchi said, “I don’t think you’ve seen the film yet. When I announced the preview, I’d like to see it at a local movie theater.” I’m also concerned about how it feels, and I’m looking forward to it. I think it may be grateful that you wanted to see it as a personal experience. ” Then he began to tell the story behind the script. Director Hamaguchi “As you can see by comparing the original and the movie, the details are quite different, and some elements of other works (” Scheherazade “and” Kino “) are incorporated. The intention and direction of the movie are described. There was no specific answer from Mr. Murakami to the letter, only “permission to make it into a movie”. “On the other hand, Nishijima confessed his” personal thoughts “about the movie adaptation of Murakami’s work. Nishijima: I’ve been a fan of Mr. Murakami since I was a high school student, and I think I was thinking “if I could play the role of this person (Mr. Murakami)’s novel–” and “Tony Takitani”. Then, I am in charge of narration, but when I was thinking that I would be with the director Jun Ichikawa for the first time, then another one, and more in the future (Director Ichikawa) ) I died. That remains as a “personal experience” for me. So when I heard this story, I thought, “I really want to do this role.” “Drive My Car “Car” will be released nationwide from August 20th, including Tokyo / TOHO Cinemas Hibiya.