Shoplifters (TBA)

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Shoplifters (TBA)

Japan/2018/122min/TBC Dir: Hirokazu Kore-eda With: Lily Franky, Kirin Kiki, Sôsuke Ikematsu

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.


"Showcases one of the modern cinema’s great empaths deploying compassion like a time-delay nerve agent; this is Koreeda’s expansive humanism, weaponised… This is a director who can infuse the tiniest of details – the rolling of a marble in a torchbeam, the swinging of a pigtail – with a hungry, evocative loveliness so ephemeral and yet so acute it can feel like pain. "
Jessica Kiang, Sight and Sound

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