Film Movement To Release ‘Wheel Of Fortune And Fantasy’ From ‘Drive My Car’ Director Ryusuke Hamaguchi On Blu-Ray

Film Movement has announced that they will be releasing the acclaimed drama Wheel Of Fortune And Fantasy on Blu-Ray and DVD on January 18, 2022. Internationally-acclaimed, award-winning director Ryusuke Hamaguchi is currently on a path to potentially win Best International Feature with his latest film, Drive My Car, but his other 2021 film is just as beloved by critics and audiences alike. On many top critics “Best of” lists for 2021, WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY – a critical darling and audience favorite during its theatrical run garnered a 98% on Rotten Tomatoes.

The drama premiered at the 2021 Berlin Film Festival where it was awarded the Silver Bear jury prize. Hamaguchi’s Happy Hour (2015) earned Best Actress & Special Mention for screenplay at the 68th Locarno Film Festival, Asako I & II (2018) premiered in competition at the 71st Cannes Film Festival. His latest, Drive My Car, world-premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival where it was awarded Best Screenplay.


Synopsis: An unexpected love triangle, a failed seduction, and a chance encounter with the past…. Propelled by coincidence and imagination, and guided by love’s gentle current, acclaimed director Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Happy Hour, Asako I & II) — also director of Drive My Car,  Japan’s Oscar entry for Best International Film at this year’s Academy Awards® — returns with an enchanting triptych that spins mundane encounters into a world of infinite possibilities. Playfully inspired by life’s tiny miracles, and bound together by memory, regret, deception and fate, Hamaguchi leaves no stone unturned in his quest to chart the ever-deepening mysteries of the all-too-human heart.

  • Interview with director Ryusuke Hamaguchi
  • Bonus Short Film — The Chicken (Directed by Neo Sora | United States | English and Japanese with English subtitles | 14 minutes) — Hiro, a young Japanese immigrant in New York City, faces a complex dilemma when he can’t bring himself to butcher the live chicken he bought for dinner.
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