Shoplifters


Directed by: Hirokazu Kore-eda


2018 | Japan | 121 minutes



Screening

Friday, March 29, 2019, 7pm

Matinee

Saturday, March 30, 2019, 3pm

Screening

Saturday, March 30, 2019, 7pm



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...


"Shoplifters, overall is a slow but captivating burn that may leave you questioning your own hard-set ideas of right, wrong and family." - Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press


"This soft-spoken, cinematic treasure about a family of thieves highlights the quietly devastating artistry of Japanese master Hirokazu Kore-eda. It's impossible to experience the deep-seated compassion of this film and not be moved to tears." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone


Cannes Film Festival 2018, Winner, Palme d'Or

Academy Awards 2019, Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film