Drive My Car (2021)

Yield yourself to this text and it’ll drive a Saab-shaped stake into your red heart. The narrative layering and mirroring here is riveting in its discussion on the power of art and in its own artful power (see Yu-rim’s Yoon-a’s Sonya’s stunning climactic sign-language monologue) as it carves a breathtaking road through tunnels of suffering into the good morning of redemption. Mesmerizing performances, music (tastefully placed), and cinematography (see the intense to-camera backseat dialogue).