FILM #13

OF 38

94TH ACADEMY AWARDS | 2022 OSCARS CHALLENGE
“DRIVE MY CAR”
FEBRUARY 20, 2022
SCREENER

DAY 13

OF 48

Best Motion Picture of the Year
Produced by Teruhisa Yamamoto

Best Achievement in Directing
Directed by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE
Country of Origin: Japan

Best Achievement in WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
Screenplay by Ryusuke Hamaguchi and Takamasa Oe
Based on “Drive My Car” by Haruki Murakami

Best Motion Picture of the Year

Teruhisa Yamamoto

— 1st time Nominee —

CHANCES

PERSONAL PREDICTIONS
EXPERT PREDICTIONS

Best Achievement in Directing

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

— 1st time Nominee —

CHANCES

PERSONAL PREDICTIONS
EXPERT PREDICTIONS

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE

JAPAN

PREVIOUS NOMINATIONS

24TH ACADEMY AWARDS (1951)
Honorary Foreign Language Film
“Rashomon”
WINNER

27TH ACADEMY AWARDS (1954)
Honorary Foreign Language Film
“Gate of Hell”
WINNER

28TH ACADEMY AWARDS (1955)
Honorary Foreign Language Film
“Samurai, The Legend of Musashi”
WINNER

29TH ACADEMY AWARDS (1956)
Best Foreign Language Film
“Harp of Burma”
NOMINEE

34TH ACADEMY AWARDS (1961)
Best Foreign Language Film
“Immortal Love”
NOMINEE

36TH ACADEMY AWARDS (1963)
Best Foreign Language Film
“Twin Sisters of Kyoto”
NOMINEE

37TH ACADEMY AWARDS (1964)
Best Foreign Language Film
“Woman in the Dunes”
NOMINEE

38TH ACADEMY AWARDS (1965)
Best Foreign Language Film
“Kwaidan”
NOMINEE

40TH ACADEMY AWARDS (1967)
Best Foreign Language Film
“Portrait of Chieko”
NOMINEE

44TH ACADEMY AWARDS (1971)
Best Foreign Language Film
“Dodes’ka-Den”
NOMINEE

48TH ACADEMY AWARDS (1975)
Best Foreign Language Film
“Sandakan No. 8”
NOMINEE

53RD ACADEMY AWARDS (1980)
Best Foreign Language Film
“Kagemusha (The Shadow Warrior)”
NOMINEE

54TH ACADEMY AWARDS (1981)
Best International Feature
“Muddy River”
NOMINEE

76TH ACADEMY AWARDS (2003)
Best International Feature
“The Twilight Samurai”
NOMINEE

81ST ACADEMY AWARDS (2008)
Best International Feature
“Departures”
WINNER

91ST ACADEMY AWARDS (2018)
Best International Feature
“Shoplifters”
NOMINEE

CHANCES

PERSONAL PREDICTIONS
EXPERT PREDICTIONS

Best Achievement in WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

Takamasa Oe

— 1st time Nominee —

CHANCES

PERSONAL PREDICTIONS
EXPERT PREDICTIONS

Yusuke Kafuku, a stage actor and director, is happily married to Oto, a screenwriter. Oto suddenly dies, leaving behind a secret. Two years later, Kafuku, still unable to fully cope with the loss of his wife, receives an offer to direct a play at a theater festival and drives to Hiroshima.

Directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Janus Films
November 24, 2021
179 minutes

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