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Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

Japanese Film Director & Screenwriter Known for 'Drive My Car'

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Ryûsuke Hamaguchi Biography

Ryusuke Hamaguchi is a Japanese film director and screenwriter. He has been nominated for 3 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay for his 2021 film, Drive My Car.

After graduating from the University of Tokyo, Hamaguchi worked in the commercial film industry for a few years before entering the graduate program in film at Tokyo University of the Arts. His graduation film Passion was selected for the competition of the 2008 Tokyo Filmex.

With Kō Sakai, he made a three-part documentary about survivors of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, with Voices from the Waves being selected for the competition at the 2013 Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, and Storytellers winning the Sky Perfect IDEHA Prize.

His next film, Happy Hour, was first developed while Hamaguchi was an artist in residence at KIITO Design and Creative Center Kobe in 2013. It came out of an improvisational acting workshop he held for non-professionals, with many of the film's performers having participated in the workshop. The four lead actresses shared the best actress award and the film earned a special mention for its script at the 2015 Locarno Film Festival. Hamaguchi was also given a special jury award at the 2016 Japan Movie Critic Awards, as well as a best newcomer award in the film division of the Agency for Cultural Affairs's Geijutsu Sensho Awards that year.

His Asako I & II was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

In 2021, Hamaguchi won the Silver Bear award at the Berlinale with his Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy. That same year his Drive My Car won Best Picture awards from the New York Film Critics Circle, Boston Society of Film Critics, and Los Angeles Film Critics Association as well as "Best Motion Picture - Non-English Language" at the Golden Globes.

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Ryûsuke Hamaguchi Biography

Ryusuke Hamaguchi is a Japanese film director and screenwriter. He has been nominated for 3 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay for his 2021 film, Drive My Car.

After graduating from the University of Tokyo, Hamaguchi worked in the commercial film industry for a few years before entering the graduate program in film at Tokyo University of the Arts. His graduation film Passion was selected for the competition of the 2008 Tokyo Filmex.

With Kō Sakai, he made a three-part documentary about survivors of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, with Voices from the Waves being selected for the competition at the 2013 Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, and Storytellers winning the Sky Perfect IDEHA Prize.

His next film, Happy Hour, was first developed while Hamaguchi was an artist in residence at KIITO Design and Creative Center Kobe in 2013. It came out of an improvisational acting workshop he held for non-professionals, with many of the film's performers having participated in the workshop. The four lead actresses shared the best actress award and the film earned a special mention for its script at the 2015 Locarno Film Festival. Hamaguchi was also given a special jury award at the 2016 Japan Movie Critic Awards, as well as a best newcomer award in the film division of the Agency for Cultural Affairs's Geijutsu Sensho Awards that year.

His Asako I & II was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

In 2021, Hamaguchi won the Silver Bear award at the Berlinale with his Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy. That same year his Drive My Car won Best Picture awards from the New York Film Critics Circle, Boston Society of Film Critics, and Los Angeles Film Critics Association as well as "Best Motion Picture - Non-English Language" at the Golden Globes.

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi Videos

  • Ryûsuke Hamaguchi on Drive My Car | NYFF59
    Ryûsuke Hamaguchi on Drive My Car, a selection of the 59th New York Film Festival, moderated by NYFF Director of Programming Dennis Lim.
  • Ryûsuke Hamaguchi on His Cinematic Influences | NYFF59 Talk
    Talk from the 59th New York Film Festival with Drive My Car director, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, moderated by filmmaker Matías Piñeiro (Sycorax, NYFF59).
  • RYUSUKE HAMAGUCHI Screen Talk | BFI London Film Festival 2021
    Ryusuke Hamaguchi joins us to discuss his career and his latest films Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy and Drive My Car

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  • How to book Ryûsuke Hamaguchi?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ryûsuke Hamaguchi for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ryûsuke Hamaguchi or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ryûsuke Hamaguchi?

    Booking fees for Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ryûsuke Hamaguchi?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ryûsuke Hamaguchi for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ryûsuke Hamaguchi for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ryûsuke Hamaguchi or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ryûsuke Hamaguchi or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ryûsuke Hamaguchi for your event is available upon request. Ryûsuke Hamaguchi generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Phil Lord, Jared Bush, Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt and Siân Heder. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ryûsuke Hamaguchi for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi Speaker Videos

  • Ryûsuke Hamaguchi on Drive My Car | NYFF59
    Ryûsuke Hamaguchi on Drive My Car, a selection of the 59th New York Film Festival, moderated by NYFF Director of Programming Dennis Lim.
    Ryûsuke Hamaguchi on His Cinematic Influences | NYFF59 Talk
    Talk from the 59th New York Film Festival with Drive My Car director, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, moderated by filmmaker Matías Piñeiro (Sycorax, NYFF59).
  • RYUSUKE HAMAGUCHI Screen Talk | BFI London Film Festival 2021
    Ryusuke Hamaguchi joins us to discuss his career and his latest films Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy and Drive My Car

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