The International Federation of Film CriticsFipresci Grand Prix for Best Picture of 2022 Went to Ryûsuke Hamaguchi’s Japanese Drama drive my car.
Drive My Car had its world premiere in Cannes last year, where it won the Cannes Fipresci Prize for Best Screenplay. This marked the start of a series of awards throughout the season, culminating in the film winning this year’s Oscar for Best Picture in a Foreign Language. The slow-burning drama is adapted from a short story by famed Japanese author Haruki Murakami and is largely told through conversations between a playwright and his female driver.
Drive My Car beat the other four Fipresci finalists for the top prize this year: Thomas Anderson’s Licorice PizzaJane Campions The power of the dogRuben Stlund’s Triangle of sadnesswho won the Palme d’Or in 2022, and Joaquim Trier’s The worst person in the world.
In addition to a special screening of Drive My Car, the Fipresci Grand Prix will be presented on September 16 during the opening gala of the 70th San Sebastian International Film Festival.
Since its inception in 1999, the International Federation of Film Critics presents its Grand Prix award every year. Among the many acclaimed recipients are Pedro Almodóvar, Paul Thomas Anderson, Maren Ade, Michael Haneke, Aki Kaurismäki, Abdellatif Kechiche, Chloé Zhao and Richard Linklater.
Watch the official trailer for drive my car here: