Shoplifters (15)

Director Hirokazu Kore-eda. Japanese Crime/Drama

This is a complex, moving drama about the forces holding a struggling family together. In Tokyo, poverty-stricken family the Shibatas routinely turn to petty thieving to make ends meet. A rare depiction of Japanese society’s urban underclass, exquisitely drawn and full of Kore-eda’s trademark subtlety and nuanced moral inquiry. Winner Palme D’Or Cannes Film Festival 2018

Overview

Starring Kirin Kiki, Lily Franky, Moemi Katayama
Duration 121 mins

Flicks Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

Well received; some felt that maybe it could have lost 10 or fifteen minutes around the middle, but despite the longeurs it was though -provoking and moving.

Incredible film. Wonderful. Amazing film choice. A lovely film. Excellent venue and beautiful film.

A film buffs' film - fairly difficult to follow - but carefully observed and shot following the (very) complicated lives of a Japanese family on the fringes of society.

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