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Drive (2011) 4K Restoration

Opens on September 8

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn Run Time: 100 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2011

Starring: Albert Brooks, Bryan Cranston, Carey Mulligan, Oscar Isaac, Ryan Gosling

Country: United States
Language: English, Spanish

About the film:

Nicolas Winding Refn’s hyper-stylized arthouse masterpiece Drive (2011) received a 15 minute standing ovation at Cannes, where he was awarded Best Director, and went on to become one of the most-nominated films by critics’ groups in 2011.

The Driver is a Hollywood stunt driver by day, who moonlights as a top-notch getaway driver-for-hire in the criminal underworld by night. A loner by nature, he finds himself a target for some of LA’s most dangerous men after agreeing to aid the husband of his beautiful neighbor, Irene. When the job goes dangerously awry, he takes it upon himself to keep Irene and her son alive.

About the filmmaker:

Nicolas Winding Refn is a Danish film director, screenwriter, and producer known for his collaborations with Mads Mikkelsen, Tom Hardy and Ryan Gosling. His films have screened at Cannes, Sundance, and Venice, among others festivals.

At age 24 he wrote and directed the extremely violent and uncompromising Pusher (1996), which became a cult phenomenon and won him international critical acclaim. His subsequent films include Bleeder (1999), Fear X (2003), Pusher II (2004) and Pusher III (2005), Bronson (2008), and Valhalla Rising (2009). He was awarded Best Director at the Festival de Cannes for his masterpiece Drive (2011). He returned to Cannes in Competition for his following two films, Only God Forgives (2013) and The Neon Demon (2016). He also created the 2019 miniseries Too Old to Die Young and 2023 series Copenhagen Cowboy.

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