Shoplifters

Showed at Images 12/7/2018–12/13/2018

Starring: Lily Franky, Sakura Ando, Mayu Matsuoka, Kairi Jō, Miyu Sasaki, Kirin Kiki

Winner of the Palme D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival

Internationally acclaimed film director Hirokazu Kore-eda is known for his sensitive domestic dramas that often involve children, firmly grounded in the grittiness of real life while also achieving a transcendent quality.

After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces.Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them.

  • Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
  • Runtime: 2 hours 1 minute
  • Genre: Drama

“Hirokazu Kore-eda is working up to something else, steering the story he’s built so carefully toward an utterly unexpected detour. As much of what we think we know unravels, the film becomes not just an enjoyable, intermittently poignant portrait of imperfect people but a profound meditation on the meaning of family.”

– Entertainment Weekly