Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s superb ‘Drive My Car’ has received a record number of nominations for Japan, in the 94th Academy Awards. As well as nominations for Best Picture and Best International Feature Film, the film, based on a Haruki Murakami short story, is in the running for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. Japanese cinema has had a reasonable number of nominations over the years and some wins, including the award for Best International Film in 2008 for Yōjirō Takita’s Departures. Giant of Japanese film, Akira Kurosawa, had four Oscar nominations for Ran but no Japanese movie has ever received a Best Film nomination.
Drive My Car has already
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