Wendy is a fiery Manhattan book critic whose husband has just left her for another woman; Darwan is a softly-spoken taxi driver from India on the verge of an arranged marriage. When Wendy hires Darwan to teach her to drive in a bid to reclaim her independence, her unravelling life and his calm restraint seem like an awkward fit but as he teaches her to take control of the wheel, their unlikely friendship awakens them to the possibility of starting life anew.
Based on a soul-searching essay by critic Katha Pollitt featured in the New Yorker, the act of learning to drive becomes a metaphor for Wendy’s regeneration and her need to move forward.
Sir Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson lead an acclaimed international cast including Sarita Choudhury (A Hologram for the King, Homeland) and Grace Gummer (Frances Ha, American Horror Story) in this feel-good, coming of (middle) age comedy about a mismatched pair who help each other overcome life’s road blocks.
Learning To Drive released on 10 June 2016