Shoplifters

  • 15

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Shoplifters (2018, Japan, Hirokazu Koreeda, 2hr 1 min, 15)is set in contemporary Japan where an extended family live in a ramshackle bungalow tucked out of sight in a Tokyo suburb.Osamu (Lily Franky)andNobuyo (Sakura Ando)are a couple living a hand-to-mouth existence, who both have jobs in construction and laundry but supplement their meagre income with petty stealing.Osamuhas taught young boyShotahow to steal supermarket groceries without being caught to provide meals for the family. On their way home after one shoplifting mission, they come across a young girl(Yuri), shivering in the cold, hungry and bruised, seemingly abandoned on a fire escape that they decide to take home with them. The family are very kind to the little waif accepting her as a new daughter with the Fagin-like,Osamusoon taking her out to assist with his thefts. This outstanding filmwon thePalme dOrat the 2018 Cannes film festival and is a moving family drama about chancers surviving on the margins of society told with great tenderness, humour and detail that will leave you captivated.View the trailer herePlease Note: This film is in STUDIO 609 at 7.30pm - there is another film on the same night at 7.45pm in the Performance Hall. You cannot watch both screenings.

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