Unsurprisingly, it was Japanese Ryūsuke Hamaguchi who won the Oscar for best foreign film for Drive My Car at the 2022 Oscars. He also won the screenplay prize at Cannes last year and was highly appreciated by critics. American. It was also nominated for Best Picture, Best Direction and Best Adapted Screenplay. This is the 14th nomination and the fifth statuette for Japan. Facing him, the competition was tough with the Danish Flee, the Italian La Main de Dieu, the Bhutanese Lunana and the Norwegian Julie (in 12 chapters) . Note that the new film by Ryūsuke Hamaguchi Tales of chance and other fantasies arrives in theaters on April 6th.