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Japanese Streaming Service Launches With Hamaguchi Pic; Uncork’d Buys Spanish Thriller – Global Briefs
EXCLUSIVE: Los Angeles-based Synepic Entertainment is launching Sakka, a streaming service specializing in Japanese cinema. The platform will debut in North America and select further territories in early May, the company said. At launch, it will feature five movies: Happy Hour, the 2015 movie from recent Oscar nominee Ryusuke Hamaguchi; Shô Miyake’s 2018 feature And Your Bird Can Sing; Seiji Tanaka’s 2018 film Melancholic; Chihiro Amano’s 2019 pic Mrs Noisy; and Hajime Tsuda’s 2020 drama Daughters. Synepic said it was focusing on independent films and would be acquiring two further titles later in the summer. The company is also looking to host in-person screenings of films it acquires. “We are beyond proud to create this unique platform for Japanese films of new generations,” commented Chiaki Yanagimoto, the president of Synepic Entertainment and the founder of the platform. “There are many Japanese films that unfortunately don’t see their full potential outside of Japan because of the traditional distribution system there. After the win of Drive My Car, several critics pointed out that the Japanese system is outdated and indifferent to the international market. It is time to change that narrative and find new ways to share these inspiring works coming from Japan, and create a platform that truly cares about the films and the filmmakers.”
Ryūsuke Hamaguchi - Director of 'Drive My Car' surprised by Oscar, popularity - abcnews.go.com - Japan - Tokyo
Director of 'Drive My Car' surprised by Oscar, popularity
TOKYO -- Japanese director Ryusuke Hamaguchi says he was surprised by the international popularity of his Oscar-winning film “Drive My Car,” but attributes it to the universality of the short story by Haruki Murakami on which it is based.The movie centers on an actor played by Hidetoshi Nishijima who is directing a multilingual production of Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya.” Still mourning the sudden loss of his wife, the actor, Kafuku, leads the cast in rehearsals in which they sit and read their lines flatly, ingesting the language for days before acting them out.The 3-hour-long story of grief, connection and recovery won an Academy Award last month for best international feature film.“Actually I was surprised by how widely this film has been accepted,” Hamaguchi said at a news conference in Tokyo on Tuesday, his first major event since the Oscar.While attributing its popularity to the universality of Murakami's story, Hamaguchi said the actors “put it on the screen in a very convincing way, even though I’m sure it was an extremely challenging task for them to embody Haruki Murakami's worldview.”The “inner reality” of the characters in the story is both the charm and difficulty of turning Murakami’s story into visuals, Hamaguchi said.“Describing inner reality ... is something movies are not very good at,” Hamaguchi said.
Denis Villeneuve - Kenneth Branagh - Adam Mackay - Maggie Gyllenhaal - Richard - Zach Baylin - Aaron Sorkin - Sian Heder - Rebecca Hall - Philip Barantini - Alana Haim - Paul Thomas - Jeymes Samuel - Eric Roth - Jane Campion - Ryūsuke Hamaguchi - Jon Spaihts - Audrey Diwan - BAFTA 2022: ‘The Power of the Dog’ Named Best Film - thewrap.com - Britain - county Person
BAFTA 2022: ‘The Power of the Dog’ Named Best Film
**WINNER.Best Film“Belfast”“Don’t Look Up”“Dune”“Licorice Pizza”** WINNER “The Power of the Dog”Outstanding British Film“After Love”“Ali & Ava”**WINNER “Belfast”“Boiling Point”“Cyrano”“Everybody’s Talking About Jamie”“House of Gucci”“Last Night in Soho”“No Time to Die”“Passing”Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer“After Love,” Aleem Khan (Writer/Director)“Boiling Point,” James Cummings (Writer), Hester Ruoff (Producer) [also written by Philip Barantini and produced by Bart Ruspoli]** WINNER “The Harder They Fall,” Jeymes Samuel (Writer/Director) [also written by Boaz Yakin]“Keyboard Fantasies,” Posy Dixon (Writer/Director), Liv Proctor (Producer)“Passing,” Rebecca Hall (Writer/Director)Film Not in the English Language** WINNER “Drive My Car”“The Hand of God”“Parallel Mothers”“Petit Maman”“The Worst Person in the World”Documentary“Becoming Cousteau”“Cow”“Flee”“The Rescue”** WINNER “Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)”Animated Film** WINNER “Encanto”“Flee”“Luca”“The Mitchells vs.
Benedict Cumberbatch - Jessie Buckley - Ariana Debose - Pedro Almodovar - Vincent Lindon - Ruth Negga - Penelope Cruz - Alana Haim - Simon Rex - Bertrand Tavernier - Jane Campion - Ryūsuke Hamaguchi - Mike Faist - Renate Reinsve - Ari Wegner - ‘Drive My Car’ Wins Best Picture Award From National Society of Film Critics - thewrap.com - county Person
‘Drive My Car’ Wins Best Picture Award From National Society of Film Critics
Best Picture: “Drive My Car” (48 points)Runners-up: “Petit Maman” (25), “The Power of the Dog” (23)Best Actor: Hidetoshi Nishijima, “Drive My Car” (63)Runners-up: Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Power of the Dog” (44); Simon Rex, “Red Rocket” (30)Best Actress: Penelope Cruz, “Parallel Mothers” (55)Runners-up: Renate Reinsve, “The Worst Person in the World” (42); Alana Haim, “Licorice Pizza” (32)Best Supporting Actor: Anders Danielsen Lie, “The Worst Person in the World” (54)Runners-up: Vincent Lindon, “Titane” (33); Mike Faist, “West Side Story” (26) and Kodi Smit-McPhee, “The Power of the Dog” (26)Best Supporting Actress: Ruth Negga, “Passing” (46)Runners-up: Ariana DeBose, “West Side Story” (22); Jessie Buckley, “The Lost Daughter” (21)Best Director: Ryusuke Hamaguchi, “Drive My Car” and “Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy” (46)Runners-up: Jane Campion, “The Power of the Dog” (36), Celine Sciamma, “Petite Maman” (28)Best Screenplay: Ryusuke Hamaguchi and Takamasa Oe, “Drive My Car” (46)Runners-up: Pedro Almodovar, “Parallel Mothers” (22); Paul Thomas Anderson, “Licorice Pizza” (20)Best Nonfiction Film:Runners-up:Best Cinematography: Andrew Droz Palermo, “The Green Knight” (52)Runners-up: Ari Wegner, “The Power of the Dog” (40); Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, “Memoria” (35)Special citation for film awaiting U.S. distribution: “Returning to Reims,” Jean-Gabriel PeriotFilm Heritage Award: Bertrand Tavernier and Peter BogdanovichFilm Heritage Award: Maya Cade for the Black Film Archive