Hirokazu Koreeda
Hirokazu Koreeda
Kirin Kiki, Lily Franky, Moemi Katayama

Shoplifters [DIFF]

Apr 2nd
7:30 pm

121 mins  |  Japan  |  2018  |  15a  |  €9/€7.50

From the director of Still Walking, Like Father, Like Son and Nobody Knows. A film by Kore-Eda Hirokazu.

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 Hatsue (Kirin Kiki) head the Shibatas, a family living just above the poverty line. When Osamu and his son Shota (Kairi Jyo) take in what appear to be an abandoned little girl, Yuri (Miyu Sasaki), 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. In the process conspicuously revealing a Japan rarely seen.

“…It is a movie made up of delicate brushstrokes: details, moments, looks and smiles..”  Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian




Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2018
Best International Film Munich Film Festival 2018
Best Film Vancouver International Film Festival 2018
Winner Prix du Jury Hirokazu Koreeda International Cinephile Society Awards


Canne Film Festival 2018

Odessa International Film Festival 2018

Sydney Film Festival 2018

Telluride Film Festival Film Festival 2018

Toronto Film Festival Film Festival 2018

“…Hirokazu Koreeda makes a mature and heart-wrenching return to his socially-conscious dramas.…” Maggie Lee, Variety






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