Japanese film – Tohoho http://tohoho.info/ Thu, 05 May 2022 09:22:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://tohoho.info/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-25-120x120.png Japanese film – Tohoho http://tohoho.info/ 32 32 Japanese film challenges assumptions about life for severely disabled people https://tohoho.info/japanese-film-challenges-assumptions-about-life-for-severely-disabled-people/ Tue, 26 Apr 2022 06:06:38 +0000 https://tohoho.info/japanese-film-challenges-assumptions-about-life-for-severely-disabled-people/ TOKYO (Kyodo) – A Japanese documentary film that follows a couple who lovingly care for their severely disabled daughter who was declared “close” to brain death at birth poses important questions to the public about how they understand life and the meaning of existence. The parents of Honoka Nishimura, now 14, were told by doctors […]]]>

TOKYO (Kyodo) – A Japanese documentary film that follows a couple who lovingly care for their severely disabled daughter who was declared “close” to brain death at birth poses important questions to the public about how they understand life and the meaning of existence.

The parents of Honoka Nishimura, now 14, were told by doctors that she would never be conscious when she was born in 2007. But, although she would need 24-hour medical care 24, the couple took her home to the city of Saitama, north of Tokyo, when she was 9 months old.

The 72-minute film titled “Honoka” shows her from the age of 3 and her parents for three years. Like all parents, they shower her with affection, take her for walks and read picture books in her presence, while her mother, Risa, 45, also takes care of her medical care.

Under a 2010 law authorizing organ transplants upon recognition of brain death in children under 15, a diagnosis of brain death is made if a series of criteria are met: an individual is in a coma so deep that he feels no pain; their brainstem reflexes have disappeared, such as not coughing when the throat is stimulated; their brain waves are flat; and they are unable to breathe on their own.

But Honoka was never officially diagnosed as brain dead, having been born before the law came into effect.

Director Yugo Kunitomo said he started thinking about the issue of brain death before he started filming the family, at a time when debate was raging in Japan over the revised law.

“Although brain death is often associated with death, the body of a brain dead person is warm and their nails and hair grow. I was wondering if such a state could really be defined as being dead,” Kunitomo, 38, said in an interview.






Yugo Kunitomo, the director of the documentary film “Honoka” speaks during an interview with Kyodo News on March 9, 2022, in Tokyo. (Kyodo)

What also motivated him were the images of his mother, now deceased, who taught in a school for disabled children. One of his students seemed to be in a similar state to Honoka.

“When I saw the pictures, I was shocked that he was actually living in such a state, but my mother treated him with affection,” Kunitomo said, adding that he even wondered for a moment if there was an interest in the child. to be alive.

“When such a thought occurred to me, however, I felt disgusted with myself,” he said. “I wanted to know what my mother thought about disability and life.”

In the film, Honoka’s father, Hidekatsu, 45, confesses his bewilderment upon learning of his daughter’s condition. Risa told the director that she wanted to confirm to herself through the lens of the camera that what she does every day really matters.

Risa’s hands appear rough due to the daily medical care she provides to Honoka with the help of assistants, including inspecting her respirator, feeding her through a tube, massaging her to help her urinate, clearing phlegm and changing position frequently to prevent pressure sores.

But much of the film is filled with the family’s joy of raising their daughter, complete with a trip to a zoo and birthday celebrations. Parents often talk to her and ask her what clothes she wants to wear.

The film features Risa as “communicating” with Honoka, interpreting non-verbal messages from the expressions and sounds her daughter makes through the respirator. One scene shows Honoka wearing plush cat ears fitted with sensors that are supposed to move when they detect brain waves. In the scene, the ears move.

“I felt Honoka’s temperature, her life and her power to be alive,” Kunitomo said. “In creating this film, I discovered the great existence of life, seeing that Honoka is certainly alive at such a special time and age.”

After finishing filming the family in 2014, it took the production team seven years to put together the film, which omits narration and quietly captures the family’s daily life. The director’s goal was to try and allow the audience to connect with the family through him and his experiences of being around Honoka.

Before the film was released in January this year, Risa was worried about how the public would perceive the family. They had faced criticism before, such as accusations that the parents were “keeping Honoka alive just to satisfy their egos,” for example, Kunitomo said.

Her anxiety only increased after a 2016 mass murder at a mentally disabled nursing home in Kanagawa prefecture, south of Tokyo, and the way she believed Japanese society “seemed to distance itself from the incident,” according to Kunitomo.

But after seeing some of the positive reactions from members of the public via social media and other news sources, Risa told Kunitomo that her family felt more accepted, which helped her restore trust in society. .






This provided photo shows Risa, right, Hidekatsu Nishimura, left, and their daughter Honoka. (Photo courtesy of JyaJya Films+roa film/Kyodo)

The film distributor plans to release the film online after screenings at theaters in other regions of Japan, including Niigata and Saitama prefectures.

A teacher visits Honoka, now a junior high student at a special school, at home three days a week. Activities include the showing of his video sequences.

According to Kunitomo, Honoka appears to be showing a reaction to the footage regarding environmental issues. When such images are displayed, the alarm on his saturation monitor, a device used to measure oxygen saturation in the blood, often sounds.

She is also connected online with other students and goes on field trips with her parents. Her physical condition stabilized as she grew, although she fell ill every year, he said.

His parents say they now lead spiritually fulfilled lives after establishing new relationships with people connected to Honoka’s school, allowing them to have associations in society that were largely limited to parents and those who support the family.

“This movie asks a question,” Kunitomo said. “There may be people who are shocked watching it. But at the same time, kids like Honoka actually live in the same world.”

Kunitomo says he is not looking for answers by asking the question of how to see and treat these children, but thinks it is essential for the public to ask questions about the lives of people with severe disabilities.

“I want audiences to cherish the emotional turmoil of seeing this film,” he said.

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Release of a Japanese film with a Vietnamese actor https://tohoho.info/release-of-a-japanese-film-with-a-vietnamese-actor-3/ Sun, 10 Apr 2022 17:49:17 +0000 https://tohoho.info/release-of-a-japanese-film-with-a-vietnamese-actor-3/ Phat plays Nam, a tech trainee from Vietnam who gets caught up in a murder case, in the Japanese movie Come and Go. Photo jff.jpf.go.jp In the film, Phat plays Nam, a tech trainee from Vietnam who gets caught up in a murder case. “Come and […]]]>





Phat plays Nam, a tech trainee from Vietnam who gets caught up in a murder case, in the Japanese movie Come and Go. Photo jff.jpf.go.jp

In the film, Phat plays Nam, a tech trainee from Vietnam who gets caught up in a murder case.

“Come and Go is the first international film I have participated in, in which I have the opportunity to work with the Japanese film crew, especially the director Lim Kah Wai,” the Vietnamese actor wrote on his Facebook page.

The actor expressed his excitement for the film to be shown to Japanese viewers after two years of work.

“The producers hoped to present the film at the Hanoi International Film Festival last year, but unfortunately the event was canceled. What a pity that Vietnamese audiences missed the opportunity to see the film,” Phat told vnexpress. .net.

“I hope the film will be well received in Japan and I will soon be able to interact with audiences via virtual platforms.”

The 30-year-old actor traveled to Japan in April 2019 and stayed there for a week to star in Come and Go.

He was introduced to director Lim Kah Wai by director Phan Gia Nhat Linh after his successful performance in Song Lang (The Tap Box). After watching the Vietnamese film’s screening at the 2018 Tokyo International Film Festival, Lim Kah Wai invited Phat to star in his upcoming work.

For his first time acting in a foreign film, Phat said he was both excited and nervous. He revealed that his biggest difficulty was the language. In Come and Go, he spoke both Japanese and Vietnamese. In order to prepare for his scenes, the actor spent several days learning and practicing the language.

“What I learned in this project was professionalism and discipline. The Japanese are very serious, always on time, careful in every detail.

He also said he was not interested in payment. Instead, he saw it as a chance for new experiences and hoped Vietnamese actors would become more popular internationally.

Born in 1990 in the southern province of Kien Giang, Phat became familiar to Vietnamese audiences with roles in many hit movies like Song Lang (The Tap Box), Ngôi Nhà Bươm Bướm (Butterfly House) and Quý Cô Thừa Kế ( The Heiress).

He won the Gemstone Award for Newcomers at the 2018 Tokyo International Film Festival and was honored as a “New Asian Star” at the Asian Stars Up Next Award a year later.

Set in Osaka during cherry blossom season, Come and Go begins when people discover an old woman’s body in an old apartment and follow a detective as he investigates the murder.

The film also stars Japanese actor Seiji Chihara, Taiwanese actor Lee Kang-sheng and JC Chee, a national star in Malaysia. It was screened at the 2020 Tokyo International Film Festival.

Director Lim Kah Wai, born in 1973, is a Chinese-Malaysian director based in Osaka, Japan. Some of his renowned works include his debut After All These Years, Magic and Loss, New World and Fly me to Minami.

“The theme of the film is about how we lose the capacity or capacity to notice the existence of the people around us, the people we pass on the street or we meet at random, and care about them. when we are all trying to do our best to deal with our own difficulties in life,” the director said.

“Since that time the pandemic has started and is still not over. These are difficult times, but I am filled with emotion at the announcement of the theatrical release of this film.

“I hope you enjoy this gripping and biting film with an unprecedented amount of plot, and take a keen interest in how the characters manage to survive in Japan.”

Source: Vietnam News

Phat actor puts effort into his debut movie

Phat actor puts effort into his debut movie

Song Lang (The Tap Box) may be Lien Binh Phat’s first film, but audiences were impressed considering it was such a difficult role for a newcomer.

Vietnamese actor honored at Asian Stars Up Next Awards

Vietnamese actor honored at Asian Stars Up Next Awards

Vietnamese actor Lien Binh Phat will be honored at the 2019 Asian Stars: Up Next Awards presented by the International Film Festival & Awards Macau (IFFAM) and American entertainment media company Variety.

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Japanese director Sono Sion of “Antiporno” fame accused of sexual harassment | People News https://tohoho.info/japanese-director-sono-sion-of-antiporno-fame-accused-of-sexual-harassment-people-news/ Tue, 05 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://tohoho.info/japanese-director-sono-sion-of-antiporno-fame-accused-of-sexual-harassment-people-news/ Los Angeles: Self-proclaimed maverick Japanese director Sono Sion, known for his raunchy independent films including ‘Love Exposure’ and ‘Antiporno’, has been accused of sexual harassment by several actresses in the Japanese film industry. The charges were published by news and gossip site Shukan Josei Prime on Monday, ‘Variety’ reports. In a long article, several actresses […]]]>

Los Angeles: Self-proclaimed maverick Japanese director Sono Sion, known for his raunchy independent films including ‘Love Exposure’ and ‘Antiporno’, has been accused of sexual harassment by several actresses in the Japanese film industry.

The charges were published by news and gossip site Shukan Josei Prime on Monday, ‘Variety’ reports.

In a long article, several actresses make accusations against Sion on condition of anonymity. According to the article, Sion, now 60, boasted that he had made sexual advances to “most of (his) leading ladies”.

Zion’s alleged predatory practices have been linked to his theater workshops.

The filmmaker has yet to offer a public response to the allegations. However, her upcoming acting workshop has been cancelled.

The Japanese film and television industry has long harbored stories of sexual abuse and abuse of power by personalities, but few surface publicly.

The #MeToo movement that swept English-speaking industries after the Harvey Weinstein scandal has not taken hold in Japan, although some incidents are now coming to light.

Sexual harassment allegations were recently made against in-demand actor Kinoshita Houka and director Sakaki Hideo, resulting in the cancellation of the release of the latter’s two most recent films, ‘Confession’ and ‘Harbor Light’.

Actor Matsuzaki Yuki addressed Zion’s history of sexual harassment and power harassment in a Twitter post last Sunday that predated Shukan Josei’s story. “It was that usual Sono MO – There are dozens of victims,” ​​he wrote.

In an English response to Shukan Josei’s report, Matsazuki also tweeted, “Do you believe me now? In another post, he wrote “Now that Sion Sono is portrayed as a sexual predator who preys on young actresses by enticing them with roles in his movies, I wonder if ONE of the major movie studios and networks Japanese television would condemn such predatory practices?”

Although Sion’s career as a filmmaker dates back nearly four decades, his big international breakthrough was 2008’s “Love Exposure,” a nearly four-hour film about the erotic adventures and spiritual journey of a photographer. in a skirt.

Screened at the Berlin Film Festival in 2009, the film won two awards and won other accolades and awards at home and abroad.

Zion’s combination of eccentric violence and sex, often served up with Christian motifs and classical music scores, has made him a cult figure on the global festival circuit. His successes at home, including the two action comedies “Shinjuku Swan”, released in 2015 and 2017, have made him an in-demand director on the business side of the industry.

Sion has also partnered with Amazon Prime for the 2017 series “Tokyo Vampire Hotel” and Netflix for the 2019 film “Forest of Love” and subsequent miniseries. The filmmaker made his first Hollywood venture with the 2021 dark fantasy “Prisoners of the Ghost Country” starring Nicolas Cage.

Production on the film was halted, however, when Sion suffered a heart attack in 2019 and took months to recover.

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Sono Sion, Japanese director, accused of sexual harassment https://tohoho.info/sono-sion-japanese-director-accused-of-sexual-harassment/ Tue, 05 Apr 2022 04:24:00 +0000 https://tohoho.info/sono-sion-japanese-director-accused-of-sexual-harassment/ Sono Sion, the self-proclaimed maverick Japanese director known for his raunchy indie films including ‘Love Exposure’ and ‘Antiporno’, has been accused of sexual harassment by several actresses in the Japanese film industry. The charges were published by news and gossip site Shukan Josei PRIME on Monday. In a lengthy article, several actresses made accusations against […]]]>

Sono Sion, the self-proclaimed maverick Japanese director known for his raunchy indie films including ‘Love Exposure’ and ‘Antiporno’, has been accused of sexual harassment by several actresses in the Japanese film industry.

The charges were published by news and gossip site Shukan Josei PRIME on Monday. In a lengthy article, several actresses made accusations against Sono on condition of anonymity. According to the article, Sono, now 60, bragged about making sexual advances to “most [his] great ladies. Sono’s alleged predatory practices have been linked to his theater workshops.

On Tuesday, Sono responded to the allegations with a statement from his company. “Madam, Sir. Thank you very much for your continued support. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and concern this may have caused to all parties involved. We will make a further announcement after we sort out the facts. canceled.

On the same day, Milla Araki, who identified herself as a “former actress” and “sex victim in the Japanese entertainment world”, took to Twitter to accuse Sono. She provided few details, but said that on March 19 she called the director to see if he would “cooperate to support victims of sexual abuse.” “Of course he said, ‘It’s impossible for me,'” she said.

The Japanese film and television industry has long harbored stories of sexual abuse and abuse of power by high-profile figures, but few surface publicly. The #MeToo household that swept English-speaking industries after the Harvey Weinstein scandal has not taken hold in Japan, although some incidents are now coming to light.

Sexual harassment allegations were recently made against in-demand actor Kinoshita Houka and director Sakaki Hideo, leading to the cancellation of the release of the latter’s two most recent films, ‘Confession’ and ‘Harbor Light’. “.

Actor Matsuzaki Yuki addressed Sono’s history of sexual harassment and power harassment in a Twitter post last Sunday that predated Shukan Josei’s story. “It was that usual Sono MO – There are dozens of victims,” ​​he wrote.

In an English response to Shukan Josei’s report, Matsazuki also tweeted, “Do you believe me now? In another post, he wrote, “Now that Sion Sono is portrayed as a sexual predator who preys on young actresses by luring them into roles in his movies, I wonder if any of the major movie studios and Japanese television networks would condemn such predatory practices?”

Although Sono’s career as a filmmaker dates back nearly four decades, his big international breakthrough was 2008’s “Love Exposure,” a nearly four-hour film about a photographer’s erotic adventures and spiritual journey. in a skirt. Screened at the Berlin Film Festival in 2009, the film won two awards and won other accolades and awards at home and abroad.

Sono’s combination of eccentric violence and sex, often served up with Christian motifs and classical music scores, has made him a cult figure on the global festival circuit. His successes at home, including the two action comedies “Shinjuku Swan”, released in 2015 and 2017, have made him an in-demand director on the business side of the industry.

Sono has also partnered with Amazon Prime for 2017’s “Tokyo Vampire Hotel” series and Netflix for 2019’s “Forest of Love” movie and subsequent miniseries. Sono made his first Hollywood venture with the 2021 dark fantasy “Prisoners of Ghost Country” starring Nicolas Cage. Production on the film was halted, however, when Sono suffered a heart attack in 2019 and took months to recover.

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The Japanese Film Festival returns triumphantly https://tohoho.info/the-japanese-film-festival-returns-triumphantly/ Fri, 01 Apr 2022 21:12:24 +0000 https://tohoho.info/the-japanese-film-festival-returns-triumphantly/ The Japanese Film Festival returns for its 14th edition in April, bringing the best of Japanese cinema to audiences across Ireland. This year, Ireland’s only truly national film festival returns to its usual April slot. Screenings will take place in seven theaters nationwide, starting in Cork on Sunday April 3. April 7 will see the […]]]>

The Japanese Film Festival returns for its 14th edition in April, bringing the best of Japanese cinema to audiences across Ireland. This year, Ireland’s only truly national film festival returns to its usual April slot. Screenings will take place in seven theaters nationwide, starting in Cork on Sunday April 3. April 7 will see the start of screenings in Dublin, Galway and Waterford. The festival continues in Tipperary on April 9 and ends in Dundalk on April 23. From festival favorites and hidden gems to the latest anime hits and hits, each year JFF aims to bring the best of contemporary Japanese cinema to Irish audiences – and this year is no different.

The Japanese Film Festival – An eclectic event

This year’s lineup includes Tokyo Revengers, a live-action adaptation of the hit manga/anime series and one of the biggest Japanese box office hits of 2021. Time travel, romance, yakuza drama, action – Tokyo Revengers has it all. Under the open skymeanwhile, is among the most acclaimed Japanese dramas of recent years, with veteran star Koji Yakusho’s career-best performance (The Eel, Shall We Dance?, Cure, 13 Assassins).

Other highlights of this year’s festival include Ito. This is a funny and poignant drama about a disgruntled young woman who starts working in a maid cafe. There is also Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle, a captivating interpretation of one of the most unusual chapters of the Second World War and its aftermath. And then there is Dawn upon us, a sharp social satire set in the immediate aftermath of lockdown. Foodies won’t want to miss the sumptuous The pursuit of perfection. This is a documentary that focuses on four of the most famous Japanese chefs in the world.

Entertainment galore

JFF 22 will also include the Irish premiere of the visionary stop-motion animated film junk head. Filled with grotesque creatures, bizarre sights and unexpected comedy, Junk Head is an unforgettable journey into an underground sci-fi dystopia. There’s something for everyone in this year’s anime selection. Finding Magical Doremi is a lively and charming coming-of-age story and road trip through Japan. Sing a little harmony – The last of reverse patema director Yasuhiro Yoshiura – is a cheerful and high-energy mix of drama, sci-fi and high school musical. Pompo the movie buff brings a larger than life manga character to life while serving as a celebration of all things cinematic.

Last year’s JFF included the first Irish showings of Oscar-nominated Drive My Car. JFF audiences in Cork, Galway and Waterford will this year have the chance to see director Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s other masterpiece in 2021. It’s the extraordinary anthology film wheel of fortune and fantasy – on the big screen.

This is an amazing festival event seen all over Ireland. I highly recommend attending if you have the chance to visit any of these places. The atmosphere is electric and welcoming. Stay tuned to Scannain for more news, reviews and interviews.

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Japanese film ‘Drive My Car’ wins Best International Feature Film Oscar https://tohoho.info/japanese-film-drive-my-car-wins-best-international-feature-film-oscar/ Mon, 28 Mar 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://tohoho.info/japanese-film-drive-my-car-wins-best-international-feature-film-oscar/ Japan’s “Drive My Car” won Best International Feature Film at the 94th Academy Awards on Sunday night, marking Japan’s fifth Oscar win for a film. Directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, “Drive My Car” became the first Japanese film to win in the category since moving up from “Best Foreign Language Film” in 2020. Including this year’s […]]]>

Japan’s “Drive My Car” won Best International Feature Film at the 94th Academy Awards on Sunday night, marking Japan’s fifth Oscar win for a film.

Directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, “Drive My Car” became the first Japanese film to win in the category since moving up from “Best Foreign Language Film” in 2020. Including this year’s win, Japan won five Oscars in total for movies, it’s the first since 2008, when “Departures” won Best Foreign Language Film.

During his acceptance speech, Hamaguchi thanked the film’s cast, Academy members and Toko Miura, who plays the fictional driver in his film.

After a pause to applause from the audience, Hamaguchi attempted to continue his speech by following the musical cue, but was taken off stage.

The three-hour feature had already won around 90 awards, including those at the Cannes Film Festival in July last year.

Based on the short story of the same name written by Haruki Murakami, “drive my carfollows the story of a recently widowed actor and director who tries to come to terms with the loss of his wife in the company of a chauffeur who drives him around in her precious red Saab 900.

Other nominees for Best International Feature Film this year included ‘The Hand of God’ from Italy, ‘Flee’ from Denmark, ‘Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom’ from Bhutan and ‘The Worst Person in the World’ from Norway.

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Japanese film ‘Drive My Car’ wins international award for best feature film https://tohoho.info/japanese-film-drive-my-car-wins-international-award-for-best-feature-film/ Mon, 28 Mar 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://tohoho.info/japanese-film-drive-my-car-wins-international-award-for-best-feature-film/ NNA | Update: March 28, 2022 9:46 a.m. STI Los Angeles, California) [US]Mar. 28 (ANI): Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s “Drive My Car” won Best International Feature Film at the 2022 Oscars, becoming the second Japanese film to win the honor in the category formerly known as Best Film in foreign language.It is the fifth prize awarded in […]]]>



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Los Angeles, California) [US]Mar. 28 (ANI): Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s “Drive My Car” won Best International Feature Film at the 2022 Oscars, becoming the second Japanese film to win the honor in the category formerly known as Best Film in foreign language.
It is the fifth prize awarded in Japan if we count the honorary distinctions awarded in the 1950s.
Other contenders for “Drive My Car” were “Flee” from Denmark, “The Hand of God” from Italy, Norwegian film “The Worst Person in the World” and “Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom” from Bhutan .
Hamaguchi accepted the award, which was presented to him by “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” actor Simu Liu and comedian-actor Tiffany Haddish. The “Drive My Car” director thanked everyone after accepting the award, Deadline reported.

Speaking in English rather than through a translator as he has done for much of awards season, Hamaguchi thanked “everyone at the Academy for having us here” as well as his American distributors “for bringing Drive My Car to the United States”.
He was nearly played before cutting off the music himself and saying, “Just a moment,” adding thanks to all of his cast in attendance and those who couldn’t make it to LA, “especially Toko Miura, who drove the Saab 900 beautifully in the film.”
Hamaguchi looked like he had more to say, but skedaddle’s music swelled and he left.
Hamaguchi co-wrote and directed “Drive My Car”, based on a short story by Haruki Murakami. The drama made history on Oscar nomination day, becoming the first Japanese film to earn an Oscar nomination for Best Picture.
Hamaguchi is only the third Japanese filmmaker to be nominated in the Best Director category and was nominated tonight for Best Adapted Screenplay. The four Oscar nominations for “Drive My Car” place Ran by Akira Kurosawa as the most nominated Japanese film (although the latter is a French co-production).
The film tells the story of an actor-director played by Hidetoshi Nishijima, who is forced to confront the demons beneath the seemingly perfect surface of his marriage after the death of his wife. He develops a shy friendship with his young driver while directing a multilingual production of Russian playwright Anton Checkhov’s “Uncle Vanya” in Hiroshima.
“Drive My Car” began its winning streak at Cannes where it won Best Screenplay and has been on a wild ride ever since, earning top film honors from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and New York Film Critics Circle. , as well as with a myriad of awards from other organizations.
It also recently won the BAFTA for Film Not in the English Language. (ANI)

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Oscars 2022: Japanese film “Drive My Car” wins international award for best feature film https://tohoho.info/oscars-2022-japanese-film-drive-my-car-wins-international-award-for-best-feature-film/ Mon, 28 Mar 2022 04:22:35 +0000 https://tohoho.info/oscars-2022-japanese-film-drive-my-car-wins-international-award-for-best-feature-film/ Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s “Drive My Car” won Best International Feature Film at the 2022 Oscars, becoming the second Japanese film to win the honor in the category formerly known as Best Foreign Language Film. It is the fifth prize awarded in Japan if we count the honorary distinctions awarded in the 1950s. Other contenders for “Drive […]]]>

Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s “Drive My Car” won Best International Feature Film at the 2022 Oscars, becoming the second Japanese film to win the honor in the category formerly known as Best Foreign Language Film. It is the fifth prize awarded in Japan if we count the honorary distinctions awarded in the 1950s.

Other contenders for “Drive My Car” were “Flee” from Denmark, “The Hand of God” from Italy, Norwegian film “The Worst Person in the World” and “Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom” from Bhutan . Hamaguchi accepted the award, which was presented to him by “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” actor Simu Liu and comedian-actor Tiffany Haddish. The “Drive My Car” director thanked everyone after accepting the award, Deadline reported.

Speaking in English rather than through a translator as he has done for much of awards season, Hamaguchi thanked “everyone at the Academy for having us here” as well as his American distributors “for bringing Drive My Car to the United States”. He was nearly played before cutting off the music himself and saying, “Just a moment,” adding thanks to all of his cast in attendance and those who couldn’t make it to LA, “especially Toko Miura, who drove the Saab 900 beautifully in the film.”

Hamaguchi looked like he had more to say, but skedaddle’s music swelled and he left. Hamaguchi co-wrote and directed “Drive My Car”, based on a short story by Haruki Murakami. The drama made history on Oscar nomination day, becoming the first Japanese film to earn an Oscar nomination for Best Picture.

Hamaguchi is only the third Japanese filmmaker to be nominated in the Best Director category and was nominated tonight for Best Adapted Screenplay. The four Oscar nominations for “Drive My Car” place Ran by Akira Kurosawa as the most nominated Japanese film (although the latter is a French co-production). The film tells the story of an actor-director played by Hidetoshi Nishijima, who is forced to confront the demons beneath the seemingly perfect surface of his marriage after the death of his wife. He develops a shy friendship with his young driver while directing a multilingual production of Russian playwright Anton Checkhov’s “Uncle Vanya” in Hiroshima.

“Drive My Car” began its winning streak at Cannes where it won Best Screenplay and has been on a wild ride ever since, earning top film honors from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and New York Film Critics Circle. , as well as with a myriad of awards from other organizations. It also recently won the BAFTA for Film Not in the English Language. (ANI)

(This story has not been edited by the Devdiscourse team and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Japanese film “Drive My Car” wins international award for best feature film – ThePrint https://tohoho.info/japanese-film-drive-my-car-wins-international-award-for-best-feature-film-theprint/ Mon, 28 Mar 2022 04:00:44 +0000 https://tohoho.info/japanese-film-drive-my-car-wins-international-award-for-best-feature-film-theprint/ Los Angeles, California) [US]Mar. 28 (ANI): Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s “Drive My Car” won Best International Feature Film at the 2022 Oscars, becoming the second Japanese film to win the honor in the category formerly known as Best Film in foreign language. It is the fifth prize awarded in Japan if we count the honorary distinctions awarded […]]]>

Los Angeles, California) [US]Mar. 28 (ANI): Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s “Drive My Car” won Best International Feature Film at the 2022 Oscars, becoming the second Japanese film to win the honor in the category formerly known as Best Film in foreign language.

It is the fifth prize awarded in Japan if we count the honorary distinctions awarded in the 1950s.

Other contenders for “Drive My Car” were “Flee” from Denmark, “The Hand of God” from Italy, Norwegian film “The Worst Person in the World” and “Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom” from Bhutan .

Hamaguchi accepted the award, which was presented to him by “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” actor Simu Liu and comedian-actor Tiffany Haddish. The “Drive My Car” director thanked everyone after accepting the award, Deadline reported.

Speaking in English rather than through a translator as he has done for much of awards season, Hamaguchi thanked “everyone at the Academy for having us here” as well as his American distributors “for bringing Drive My Car to the United States”.

He was nearly played before interrupting the music himself and saying, “Just a moment,” adding thanks to all his cast members in attendance and those who couldn’t make it to LA, “especially Toko Miura, who drove the Saab 900 beautifully in the film.”

Hamaguchi looked like he had more to say, but skedaddle’s music swelled and he left.

Hamaguchi co-wrote and directed “Drive My Car”, based on a short story by Haruki Murakami. The drama made history on Oscar nomination day, becoming the first Japanese film to earn an Oscar nomination for Best Picture.

Hamaguchi is only the third Japanese filmmaker to be nominated in the Best Director category and was nominated tonight for Best Adapted Screenplay. The four Oscar nominations for “Drive My Car” place Akira Kurosawa’s Ran as the most nominated Japanese film (although the latter is a French co-production).

The film tells the story of an actor-director played by Hidetoshi Nishijima, who is forced to confront the demons beneath the seemingly perfect surface of his marriage after the death of his wife. He develops a shy friendship with his young driver while directing a multilingual production of Russian playwright Anton Checkhov’s “Uncle Vanya” in Hiroshima.

“Drive My Car” began its winning streak at Cannes where it won Best Screenplay and has been on a wild ride ever since, earning top film honors from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and New York Film Critics Circle. , as well as with a myriad of awards from other organizations.

It also recently won the BAFTA for Film Not in the English Language. (ANI)

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Drive My Car becomes the 5th Japanese film to win the International Film Oscar https://tohoho.info/drive-my-car-becomes-the-5th-japanese-film-to-win-the-international-film-oscar/ Sun, 27 Mar 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://tohoho.info/drive-my-car-becomes-the-5th-japanese-film-to-win-the-international-film-oscar/ Unsurprisingly, the most famous film of the year won one of the most coveted Oscars in the world. No, it’s not about “power of the dog” or the race for the best film. We refer to Ryusuke Hamaguchi “Driving My Car” winning the 2022 International Film Oscar (read our review). READ MORE: Hidetoshi Nishijima carried […]]]>

Unsurprisingly, the most famous film of the year won one of the most coveted Oscars in the world. No, it’s not about “power of the dog” or the race for the best film. We refer to Ryusuke Hamaguchi “Driving My Car” winning the 2022 International Film Oscar (read our review).

READ MORE: Hidetoshi Nishijima carried the pain of ‘Drive My Car’ on and off the set [Interview]

Nominated for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay (Hamaguchi and Takamasa Oe) and best director, the adaptation of several Haruki Murakami’Short stories became the fifth Japanese film to win this honor. The other films being “Rashomon” by Akira Kurosawa, “Gate of Hell” by Teinosuke Kinugasa, Samurai, “The Legend of Musashi” by Hiroshi Inagaki, and, more recently, Yōjirō Takita’s “Shoplifters”. With Japan’s latest victory, it overtakes Spain for third place among all nations with the most wins in this category. Currently, Italy leads France 14 to 12.

“Drive My Car” debuted at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival where it won Best Screenplay, FIPRESCI Prize and Ecumenical Jury Prize. This is the sixth Cannes world premiere to win this Oscar category in the last decade. Since Cannes, Hamaguchi’s acclaimed drama has won numerous critics’ awards, including Best Picture from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Circle and National Society of Film Critics. It also won the Golden Globe for Best Film – Non-English Language, the Independent Spirit Award for Best International Film, and the Gotham Award for Best International Feature Film.

Hamaguchi shot another movie, “Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy”, between a pandemic break for “Drive.” It won the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at the 2021 Berlin Film Festival. It was released in Japan last December. His next film should be “Our Learning” which will be filmed in Paris and will present several languages.

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