Ryusuke Hamaguchi

Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s 2008 feature, Passion, is out in select theaters through Film Movement from April 14. In 2015, his feature Happy Hour won major awards at numerous film festivals, starting at the Locarno Film Festival. His next film, Asako I & II, was selected for competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018, and wrote the screenplay for Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Wife of a Spy, which won the Silver Lion at the 2020 Venice Film Festival. His film Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy premiered at the 2021 Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize. His latest work, Drive My Car, premiered in Competition at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival where it was awarded the Best Screenplay Prize and the FIPRESCI International Critics’ Prize, and went on to win the Best International Feature Film at the Academy Awards, where it was also nominated for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.


Three Great Things: Ryusuke Hamaguchi

By Ryusuke Hamaguchi | April 12, 2023

Three Great Things: Ryusuke Hamaguchi

The Oscar-winning director of Drive My Car, whose 2008 film Passion is out this week, shares some cinematic pleasures.