And Who Taught You to Drive?
Part of the 2013 Margaret Mead Film Festival
Co-presented by Margaret Mead Film Festival and Asia Society
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY
Dir. Andrea Thiele, 2012 | 84 minutes | Germany, India, Japan
New York premiere
Driving lessons become life lessons in this poignant and funny documentary, which turns the efforts of three people attempting to get their local licenses in foreign countries into a sly and warmhearted exploration of cultural difference and acceptance. American Jake in Japan; Mirela, transplanted from Germany to India; and Hye-Won, recently arrived in Germany from South Korea — each of these charming protagonists illuminates the joys and frustrations of navigating new rules of the road, revealing along the way much of themselves and of their adoptive homes. German-born and U.S.-based filmmaker Andrea Thiele was inspired by her own experience with driving tests in other countries, and she infuses her film with deft touches to which anyone who loves to travel (or hates to drive) will relate to.
Asia Society member discount: Call American Museum of Natural History box office at 212-769-5200 and mention Asia Society for tickets at member rate ($10).
Linder Theater, Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY