LEARNING TO DRIVE
Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley star in LEARNING TO DRIVE, a coming of (middle) age comedy about a mismatched pair who help each other overcome life's road blocks. Wendy (Clarkson) is a fiery Manhattan author whose husband has just left her for another woman; Darwan (Kingsley) is a soft-spoken taxi driver from India on the verge of an arranged marriage. As Wendy sets out to reclaim her independence, she runs into a barrier common to many lifelong New Yorkers: she’s never learned to drive. When Wendy hires Darwan to teach her, her unraveling life and his calm restraint seem like an awkward fit. But as he shows her how to take control of the wheel, and she coaches him on how to impress a woman, their unlikely friendship awakens them to the joy, humor, and love in starting life anew.
LEARNING TO DRIVE also features performances from Jake Weber, Sarita Choudhury and Grace Gummer. The film is directed by Isabel Coixet and produced by Dana Friedman and Daniel Hammond. Screenplay by Sarah Kernochan based upon the article by Katha Pollitt. Director of Photography Manel Ruiz, Edited by Thelma Schoonmaker, ACE, Production Design by Dania Saragovia, Original Score by Dhani Harrison and Paul Hicks, Costume Design by Vicki Farrell.