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Recording now available: MA in Japanese Film webinar

February 9, 2022

On Feb 1st, filmmaker Ryūsuke Hamaguchi joined Professors Hitoshi Abe of UCLA and Ken Oshima of Washington University, hosts of the Rethinking of MA series, in an engaging conversation that explored the role of MA in the making of his most recent film Drive My Car, with reference also to some of his earlier works. The webinar concluded with an audience Q&A. If you missed the event, a recording is now available, along with previous lectures in this series: MA in contemporary Japanese art, architecture, and cuisine.

Ryūsuke Hamaguchi, (Drive My Car, an Academy Award nominee for 2022)  is a renowned director and screenwriter who first gained attention for The Sound of Waves and Voices from Waves, his thoughtful documentaries (co-directed by Ko Sakai) about survivors of the 2011 Tōhoku Earthquake, as well as several recent dramatic full-length feature films, pays close attention to timing, pacing and “space” in his films.