drive my car is a Japanese drama co-written and directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, It is based on the short story of the same name. The film follows Yūsuke Kafuku (played by Hidetoshi Nishijima as he directs a production of Uncle Vanya while dealing with the death of his wife.
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WINNER: DRIVING MY CAR (48 points)
LITTLE MOM (25 points)
THE POWER OF THE DOG (23 points)
WINNER: Ryusuke Hamaguchi, DRIVE MY CAR and WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY (46 points)
Jane Campion, THE POWER OF THE DOG (36 points)
Céline Sciamma, LITTLE MOM (28 points)
WINNER: Penélope Cruz, PARALLEL MOTHERS (55 points)
Renate Reinsve, THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD (42 points)
Alana Haim, LICORICE PIZZA (32 points)
WINNER: Hidetoshi Nishijima, DRIVE MY CAR (63 points)
Benedict Cumberbatch, THE POWER OF THE DOG (44 points)
Simon Rex, RED ROCKET (30 points)
WINNER: Ruth Negga, PASS (46 points)
Ariana DeBose, WEST SIDE STORY (22 points)
Jessie Buckley, THE LOST GIRL (21 points)
WINNER: Anders Danielsen Lie, THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD (54 points)
Vincent Lindon, TITANIUM (33 points)
Mike Faist, WEST SIDE STORY, and Kodi Smit-McPhee, POWER OF THE DOG (26 points)
WINNER: Ryusuke Hamaguchi and Takamasa Oe, DRIVE MY CAR (46 points)
Pedro Almodóvar, PARALLEL MOTHERS (22 points)
Paul Thomas Anderson, LICORICE PIZZA (20 points)
WINNER: Andrew Droz Palermo, THE GREEN KNIGHT (52 points)
Ari Wegner, THE POWER OF THE DOG (40 points)
Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, MEMORIA (35 points)
WINNER: LEAK (41 points)
PROCESSION and THE UNDERGROUND VELVET (28 points)
Film Heritage Awards:
The end Bertrand Tavernier and Peter Bogdanovitch, distinguished film critics who have never lost their passion for the films of others and the history of cinema. Both crowned their careers with precious chronicles of their commitment to the cinema: Tavernier with the books “50 Years of American Cinema and American Friends”, and Bogdanovich with the books “Who the Devil Made It” and “Who the Hell’s In It ?
Maya Cade for the Black Film Archive, which expands knowledge and access to black films made between 1915 and 1979, and includes his critical essays that define the project and consider the films in relation to each other and cinema as a whole.
Special citation for a film awaiting distribution in the United States: Jean-Gabriel Périot’s documentary “Retour à Reims”, which is inspired by Didier Eribon’s 2009 memoir about his French hometown and the class and educational inequalities that shaped him and his family.
According to our rules, because DRIVE MY CAR won the Best Film award, we will not be voting for the Best Foreign Language Film award this year.
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