Compétition internationale
46th edition
NOVEMBER 15>23, 2024, Nantes - France

Home > Ryûsuke HAMAGUCHI


Director, Screenwriter

Born in 1978, Hamaguchi Ryûsuke studied at the Graduate School of Film and New Media at Tokyo University of the Arts where he graduated with a Master in Film. Passion, his graduation film, was selected at San Sebastian in 2008 while The Depths (2010) was screened at TOKYO FILMeX. He then co-directed the series of documentaries Tôhoku Documentary Trilogy with Kô Sakai from 2011 to 2013 before directing two fiction features, Intimacies (2012) and Touching the Skin of Eeriness (2013). Selected in competition at the Festival des 3 Continents 2015, Senses (Happy Hour, 2015) won the Montgolfière d’Argent and the Audience Award. Asako I & II (2018) was presented at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. His last film Drive My Car (2021) won the Best Screenplay Award at Cannes in 2021.


2008 – Passion

2010 – The Depths

2012 – Intimacies

2013 – Touching the Skin of Eeriness

2015 – Happy Hour

2018 – Asako I & II

2021 – Drive My Car


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