Drive – dir. Nicolas Winding Refn, 2011

date: 02/08/2012 time: 21:00 place: The Silver Star Cinema film program: great cinema on the small market square artistic program: films

US | 2011 | 100 min
reż|dir Nicolas Winding Refn pro|pro Michel Litvak, John Palermo, Marc Platt, Gigi Pritzker, Adam Siegel scen|wr Hossein Amini zdj|ph Newton Thomas Sigel muz|mus Cliff Martinez mon|ed Matthew Newman ob|cast Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan dys|dis ITI Cinema


The nameless driving ace (Ryan Gosling) works as a stuntman by day and as a gangsters’ driver for hire by night. Although used to balancing on the verge of reason and bravado, he may lose his balance because of Irene (Carey Mulligan), for whom he is ready to do anything, especially when accompanied by the roar of a car engine and the screech of tires. The uncomplicated plot of “Drive” is, however, only an introduction to the visually dazzling and perfectly shot film which plays with gangster conventions purposefully and with an ironic sense of humour.

MFF Cannes 2011 – nominated for the Palme d’Or, award for the best director (Nicolas Winding Refn)
IFTA Award for the best actor (Ryan Gosling)
BSFC, NSFC, NYFCC Awards for the best supporting actor (Albert Brooks)

Nicolas Winding Refn (1970)
Born in Copenhagen, he spent his childhood in the United States. He graduated from the National Film School of Dannemark. Even his first film, the original and uncompromising “Pusher,” became noticed and gained a cult following in some circles. The successful debut encouraged Refn to experiment and maintain his distinctive style derived from film noir, which is visible in his following films, especially the “Pusher” trilogy. Regarded as one of the most interesting modern directors, he still remains anonymous to the wider Polish audience.