Ryusuke HAMAGUCHI 濱口竜介


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Ryusuke HAMAGUCHI’s drama, in which a theater director and his female chauffeur find an unexpected emotional connection, won an Academy Award for Best International Feature Film in 2022 and brought actress Toko MIURA worldwide attention. We honor her with the NIPPON RISING STAR AWARD 2023.

Doraibu mai ka

日本 2021

179 分

About Ryusuke HAMAGUCHI

Ryusuke HAMAGUCHI, born in Kanagawa Prefecture in 1978, studied at Tokyo University of the Arts. His graduation film PASSION (2008) participated in the competition of the Tokyo FilmEx festival. In 2015, his film HAPPY HOUR earned him international critical acclaim and won multiple awards at the Locarno Film Festival. In 2022, he received the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film with DRIVE MY CAR (2021). Nippon Connection has shown a number of his films, including INTIMACIES (2011 / NC ’12) and ASAKO I & II (2018 / NC ’19).