Hamaguchi Ryūsuke, the director of Drive my Car, preferred Benedetta, First Cow, Memoria…
The Korean Magazine Filo has published its review of the 2021 cinema year, and two filmmakers have agreed to share their top: Bong Joon-ho and Hamaguchi Ryūsuke. The director of Parasite, who was the president of the jury at the last Venice Film Festival, logically quotes two films discovered during the festival : The eventAudrey Diwan’s abortion drama who won the Golden Lionand Sundown, by Michel Franco. He also cites Don’t Look Upby Adam McKay, Drive My Carby Hamaguchi Ryūsuke, Fleeby Jonas Poher Rasmussen, The Mitchells vs. the Machinesby Michael Rianda and Jeff Rowe, and Sewing Sisters, by Kim Jung-kyung and Lee Hyuk-rae. As well as two feature films released earlier, but discovered and loved last year: Sorry We Missed You (Ken Loach, 2019) and happy hours (Ryuusuke Hamaguchi, 2015). He therefore cites two films by the Japanese director, who also shared his ranking of the best films of 2021.
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He does not mention his own achievement, Drive My Carcorn Benedettaby Paul Verhoeven, Isabelleby Matias Pineiro, Haruhara San’s Recorderby Kyoshi Sugita, Third Time Luckyby Saraswathi Balgam, First Cowby Kelly Reichardt, Undineby Christian Petzold, Bad Luck Banging or Loony Pornby Radu Jude, and Memoria, by Apichatpong Weerasethakul. His two favorites prior to 2021 are Meek’s Cutoff (Kelly Reichardt, 2010) and Old Joy (by the same director, released in 2006).
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