Oscar winning DRIVE MY CAR director Ryūsuke Hamaguchi’s film WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY now on digital/VOD/blu-ray/DVD featuring my art

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.

When both films premiered at the New York Film Festival in October, I had a chance encounter with him after the WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY screening. Grateful that I was able to tell him what an honor it was to illustrate the official poster for his film!
Hamaguchi’s other masterpiece is now available on digital/VOD/blu-ray/DVD courtesy of Film Movement. One of the best 2021 films according to The New York Times, IndieWire, Slant, The Ringer, Reverse Shot, Film Comment, Letterboxd, The Film Stage, and many more.
You can now purchase it via Film Forum too!

Hamaguchi sits in front of my art during an interview for Film Movement’s WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY blu-ray/DVD.

DRIVE MY CAR made history by being the first Japanese film nominated for Best Picture by The Academy. It had four nominations total (Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best International Feature Film, Best Picture), tying Akira Kurosawa’s RAN as the most-nominated film ever from Japan. The film, based on a short story by Haruki Murakami, also won the Best Screenplay prize at the Festival de Cannes in 2021 and the Golden Globe for Best Non-English Language Film in 2022.
Simu Liu and Tiffany Haddish presented the award to Hamaguchi. It’s very apt that the actor who plays Shang-Chi, the first Asian superhero to lead a Marvel film, gave the award to Hamaguchi, whose film is only the second Japanese film to win Best International Feature Film.

Ryūsuke Hamaguchi’s WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY named one of the best movie posters of 2021

I am so honored that the poster I illustrated for Ryūsuke Hamaguchi’s WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY has been named one of the best movie posters of 2021 by Posteritati, one of the 20 best film posters of 2021 by Little White Lies, and one of the best movie posters of 2021 by Letterboxd! The Blu-ray will be released on January 11, 2022 by Film Movement and can be ordered here.

The film premiered in North American theaters on Oct. 15 at Film Forum.
It’s an amazing feeling to see my art plastered all over my favorite movie theater in New York!

My art in good company next to Todd Haynes’ The Velvet Underground posters in the Fellini Coffee Bar

My poster in the hallowed halls of Film Forum
The New York Times’ Critic’s Pick, winner of the 2021 Berlin International Film Festival’s Silver Bear Jury Prize, winner of Chicago International Film Festival’s Silver Q-Hugo, a Main Slate selection at the 59th New York Film Festival, an official selection for Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente, Moscow Film Festival, Hong Kong Film Festival, a Gala Presentation selection at the 26th Busan International Film Festival, and Certified 98% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
On my way to lunch after watching Ryūsuke Hamaguchi’s WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY at the New York Film Festival on Oct. 2, I had a chance encounter with the director himself! I felt like I had just entered his film (the Japanese title, 偶然と想像, is COINCIDENCE AND IMAGINATION.) He told me how much he loved the poster I illustrated for his film and I congratulated him on his two film premieres – WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY and DRIVE MY CAR. What a serendipitous meeting with the master!
Film Movement’s December DVD-of-the-Month. With a Film Club subscription, the recipient will receive a feature film each month on DVD before it’s available to the public, a Director’s Statement, and members-only discounts on all Film Movement Blu-ray and DVD titles!
Instagram photo by taniwaki.kenichi, taken at Bunkamura Le Cinema in Tokyo, Japan. If you see the poster I illustrated anywhere – in print, at a movie theater, etc. – please tag me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or feel free to send pictures. I’d love to see! 🍿

Ryūsuke Hamaguchi’s WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY [Film Movement] Poster debuting at New York Film Festival

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.

Hitchcocktober Halloween Sale at My Etsy Shop

Happy Hitchcocktober! I’m having an ALL MONTH sale at my Etsy shop ➡️ www.etsy.com/shop/RuneWorksProductions. 15% off EVERY item (Hitchcock and non-Hitchcock) and a FREE Psycho tote bag if you spend over $85. My store now has 136 items. Let’s celebrate the master of suspense, his fair-haired leading ladies, and the month of horror culminating in Halloween! Prints, originals and magnets from my 13 Hitchcock Blondes series are on sale. Prints are available in FIVE different sizes. The best way to find out about new items is to follow my Etsy store!



My series of 13 Hitchcock Blondes is now also sold in two different size sets. If you can’t decide, you can get all of the prints for a lower price than buying them all individually. For now, sets are sold in sizes 9×6″ and 6×4″. This purchase comes with a FREE Tippi Hedren Birds magnet.

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We all go a little mad sometimes… My very roomy Vera Miles: PSYCHO tote and Cesar Romero: JOKER tote is perfect for fitting Halloween candy, your laptop, groceries, books! I always carry a ton of things with me and this is just the right size for fitting everything. Plus, it’s got THREE side pockets! Every JOKER tote has lips hand-painted red by me for a personalized touch!

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Halloween, Horror, and Hitchcock Lovers. Shown here is my 14 in. x 11 in. print Janet Leigh: Psycho print, my Vera Miles: Psycho magnet Janet Leigh: Psycho magnet, Tippi Hedren: The Birds magnet, and Vera Miles: Psycho tote.



Need a gift? For that vintage-loving classic film fan in your life? Your very own femme fatale? Or just yourself? I have something for you! Whether you love film noir, Hitchcock heroines, European cinema, or 1960s Batman, there are 136 choices in my shop to choose from.

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I ship internationally too! All limited edition prints are signed and numbered by me.

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CAT LOVERS: I have about half a dozen cat-related art in five sizes and two types of paper for every cat person out there!

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