Baku, March 28, AZERTAC
Director Ryusuke Hamaguchi's "Drive My Car" won best international feature at the 94th U.S. Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, becoming the first Japanese film in 13 years to bag the prestigious Oscar for the category after having garnered a string of international accolades, according to Kyodo News.
The film depicts a widowed stage actor and director negotiating waves of grief brought on by the sudden death of his wife and some associated unresolved questions. He finds solace in the company of a female chauffeur assigned to drive for him as he comes to terms with his loss.
"Drive My Car" became the fifth Japanese film to win the award, which used to be known as best foreign language film, after Yojiro Takita's "Okuribito" (Departures) in 2009.
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