Hull Independent Cinema presents: SHOPLIFTERS
Hirokazu Kore-eda | 2018 | Japan | Cert 15 | 121 mins | Japanese with English subtitles
The winner of this year’s top prize at Cannes, SHOPLIFTERS follows a small band of marginalized misfits struggling to make ends meet on the outskirts of Tokyo. Shoplifting to get by, they decide to secretly adopt a little girl foraging for scraps in the freezing cold – before an unforeseen incident begins to test their bond… It’s a welcome return by the renowned Japanese director, Kore-ada (Still Walking, Like Father Like Son) who shines a spotlight on the struggling classes with his usual insight, compassion and humour. A triumph of subtlety over spectacle, Shoplifters is sure to steal your heart.
Featuring Kriin Kiki, Lily Franky, Sosuke Ikematsu, Sakura Ando, Moemi Katayama, Mayu Matsuoka
Awards and Reviews
Winner, Palme d’Or – Cannes Film Festival
“Hirokazu Kore-eda is now an established Cannes heavyweight and he shows why with this complex and nuanced family drama. ” ★★★★ – The Guardian
“Kore-eda’s Palme d’Or winner is a thrilling, beautiful tale of Toyko’s down-and-outs ” ★★★★★ – The Telegraph
SHOPLIFTERS is rated 18. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).
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