Isabel Coixet's slice-of-life comedy/drama LEARNING TO DRIVE stars Patricia Clarkson as Wendy, a middle-ages book critic who is shattered when her husband Ted (Jake Weber) leaves her. In order to visit her daughter (Grace Gummer), who lives upstate, Wendy begins taking driving lessons from Darwan (Ben Kingsley) an American citizen originally from India who makes a living as a cabbie and giving driving lessons. The two strike-up a friendship that helps her learn to take control of her life, and him adjust to his new life after an arranged marriage. LEARNING TO DRIVE screened at the 2014 (Toronto International Film Festival.
Allan A. Apone
Sarah Kernochan - Documentary Filmmaker/ Screenwriter
Isabel Coixet - Spanish Director
Dhani Harrison - Actor, CONCERT FOR GEORGE (2003)
Deborah DeVries - Producer, SUMMERCAMP!
Jessica Jade Jacob
Michael Chandler - Director
Sarita Choudhury - Actress/"Miss. Masala"
Patricia Clarkson - American actress
Ben Kingsley - British actor, GANDHI/SCHINDLER'S LIST
Krishna Banji - British actor, GANDHI/SCHINDLER'S LIST
Sir Ben Kingsley - British actor, GANDHI/SCHINDLER'S LIST
Matt Salinger - American TV Actor/Son Of J.D.
Jake Weber - Actor, DAWN OF THE DEAD (2004)
Samantha Bee - Comedian, THE DAILY SHOW
Joan Juliet Buck - Narrator, BLACK WHITE + GRAY
John Hodgman - Author/actor
Jonathan C. Kaplan
Justin Gregory Lopez
"LEARNING TO DRIVE has harmless sweetness....It has the intelligence to answer its own questions, about how a New Yorker could be so endlessly selfless." - 08/20/2015 A.V. Club
"Clarkson makes Wendy more than a wronged wife; she has enough self-awareness to consider that she may not be completely blameless in her crumbling marriage....Kingsley complements her by giving Darwan a sweet vulnerability underneath his authoritative exterior." - 08/21/2015 RogerEbert.com
"[D]irector Isabel Coixet's LEARNING TO DRIVE is a richly observed, crosscultural character study that coasts along pleasurably on the strengths of its virtuoso leads." - 08/20/2015 Los Angeles Times
"Among the charms of LEARNING TO DRIVE, a small, observant dual portrait of a New York book critic and her Indian-American driving instructor, are the detailed, lived-in performances of its stars, Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley." - 08/21/2015 New York Times