Shoplifters (Manbiki Kazoku) – 14th of March

Shoplifters (Manbiki Kazoku) cert tba (subtitled)

Palme D’Or: Cannes Film Festival 2018

Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda

Cast: Lily Franky, Sakura Ando

Japan Japanese subtitles 121 mins

UK release date:  Nov 2018

A Tokyo family live in poverty and rely in large part on the grandmother’s pension. While shoplifting for groceries they discover a troubled homeless girl. They take her home, where the family observes evidence of abuse. Despite their strained finances, they informally adopt her and she begins to blossom.

“An outstanding domestic drama, crafted with crystalline insight and an unsparing emotional acuity… Shoplifters is compassionate, socially conscious filmmaking with a piercing intelligence that is pure Kore-eda. This is a film that steals in and snatches your heart.” – Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

“Hirokazu Kore-eda reinforces his status as a modern-day Ozu with another rich humanist drama.” – Geoff Andrew, Time Out


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