Close-Up on Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

To tie in with the UK release of Drive My Car, and Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy, Close-Up Film Centre London presents the first UK retrospective of the writer-director Ryûsuke Hamaguchi…

  • News

    Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival returns online for January 2022!

    Free from 17 to 23 January, featuring films from Ryusuke Hamaguchi and Naomi Kawase…

  • Podcast

    Episode 36 – The End of the Year Show

    easternKicks x Asian Movie Pulse as titans unite to chat about the year in Asian film!…

  • Review

    Drive My Car

    Could Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Murakami adaption be his best yet?

    5 stars
  • News

    Close-Up on Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

    Close-Up Film Centre presents a season dedicated to the director of Drive My Car and Happy Hour

  • Review

    Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    Three vignettes about the lies we tell ourselves and each other…

    4.5 stars
  • Interview

    How Ryusuke Hamaguchi turns fantasy into reality

    An experimental anthology that portrays the stories of three unconventional women who discover something about themselves…

  • Review

    Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    In between coincidences and fate…

    4 stars
  • Review

    Asako I & II

    Love is questioned when Asako starts dating her disappeared boyfriend’s doppelganger…

    4 stars
  • Review

    Asako I & II

    Girl meets boy, girl loses boy, girl meets boy’s doppelgänger – but who loves who the most?…

    3.5 stars
  • Review

    Happy Hour

    Marathon Japanese drama revolving around the lives and love lives of a group of thirty-something women…

    4 stars
  • Review

    Happy Hour

    Four women in their 30s go through ups and downs in their work and relationships…

    3 stars
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