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Ryusuke Hamaguchi

‘Drive My Car’ Director Ryusuke Hamaguchi on What He Kept and What He Changed From Haruki Murakami’s Original Story

Adapting the most celebrated Japanese writer of his generation, and the most globally successful to boot, is no small task. But with Drive My Car, Ryusuke Hamaguchi proves he was up to the challenge. The three-hour drama, based on a Haruki Murakami short story, is one of the biggest surprises of this year’s Oscar season […]

Berlin Names Competition Jury With Connie Nielsen, Ryusuke Hamaguchi

The 2022 Berlin International Film Festival has named the final six members of its competition jury which, together with jury president M. Night Shyamalan, will pick the Gold and Silver Bear winners of this year’s Berlinale. Joining The Sixth Sense helmer are Danish star Connie Nielsen (Wonder Woman), Drive My Car director Ryusuke Hamaguchi, French […]

Cannes: Japan’s Ryusuke Hamaguchi on Adapting Murakami for ‘Drive My Car’ and Vehicles as Confession Booths

Japanese filmmaker Ryusuke Hamaguchi is back in Cannes with some critical momentum at his back. The 42-year-old filmmaker’s breakthrough feature Happy Hour wowed international art house fans in 2015, but his 2018 Cannes competition entry Asako I & II received a markedly mixed reception, with some praising the director’s clarity of vision and others calling […]