Shoplifters

Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
Country:
Japan
Year:
2018
Certificate:
15A

“★★★★★ ... a telling beautiful tale of Tokyo's down-and-outs” The Telegraph

Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2018, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s new film Shoplifters is a subtle and moving drama about the forces holding a struggling family together.

Osamu (Lily Franky), his wife Nobuyu (Sakura Andô) and grandma (Kirin Kiki) head the Shibatas, a family living just above the poverty line. When Osamu and his son take in what appears to be an abandoned little girl, the seams of this brittle and unconventional family begin to unravel.

Shoplifters is a brilliant and nuanced moral inquiry. Tender, compassionate but also enduringly humorous, Kore-eda unfolds a drama which is profoundly moving and in the process conspicuously reveals a Japan rarely seen.

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  • Available on DCP Format: From January 2019
  • Available on DVD/Bluray Format: From March 2019