Congratulations to Ryūsuke Hamaguchi on winning his first Oscar for Best International Feature Film! If you watched DRIVE MY CAR, you must check out his other 2021 film WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY, which will start streaming on the Criterion Channel in April. Manohla Dargis wrote in the The New York Times that WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY deserved 5 Oscar nominations.
Hamaguchi sits in front of my art during an interview for Film Movement’s WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY blu-ray/DVD.
Poster I illustrated for Ryūsuke Hamaguchi’s WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY, a triptych of Tokyo tales connected by the themes of fate, memory, and coincidence. It premieres in the U.S. at the New York Film Festival. The film won the 2021 Berlin International Film Festival’s Silver Bear jury prize and debuts in North American theaters on Oct. 15 at Film Forum courtesy of Film Movement.
Hamaguchi also co-wrote Kiyoshi Kurasawa’s period thriller Wife of a Spy, which won the best director award at the 2020 Venice Film Festival and his latest feature Drive My Car (also premiering in the U.S. at the NYFF) won the best screenplay prize at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Very excited about the next few weeks! Watch the U.S. trailer here.