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'Evil Does Not Exist' director Hamaguchi confronts modern anxiety

After 'Drive My Car,' Japan filmmaker completes festival trifecta in Venice

Ryusuke Hamaguchi poses for photographers upon arrival for the premiere of "Evil Does Not Exist" at the Venice Film Festival on Sept. 4.   © AP

TOKYO -- Oscar-winning director Ryusuke Hamaguchi has achieved yet another milestone.

His film "Evil Does Not Exist" won the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice International Film Festival this past Saturday. This follows wins in 2021 for "Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy" at the Berlin International Film Festival and "Drive My Car" at the Cannes festival.

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