Film Club 10th April – ”Shoplifter”

Film Club 10th April – ”Shoplifter”

Film Club 10th April – ”Shoplifter”

Shoplifter

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda

Cast: Kirin Kiki, Lily Franky, Moemi Katayama

FILM INFO:121 minutes, Japan, 2018, 15a

Tag Line

From the director of Still Walking, Like Father, Like Son and Nobody Knows. A film by Kore-Eda Hirokazu.

Short synopsis (less than 60 words)

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s new film Shoplifters is a subtle and moving drama about the forces holding a struggling family together. Osamu (Lily Franky), his wife Nobuyu (Sakura Andô) and grandma Hatsue (Kirin Kiki) are the Shibatas, a family living just above the poverty line. When they take in what appears to be an abandoned little girl, this brittle and unconventional family unravels.

Short synopsis (less than 120 words) 

Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2018, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s new film Shoplifters is a subtle and moving drama about the forces holding a struggling family together. Osamu (Lily Franky), his wife Nobuyu (Sakura Andô) and grandma Hatsue (Kirin Kiki) head the Shibatas, a family living just above the poverty line. When Osamu and his son Shota (Kairi Jyo) take in what appear to be an abandoned little girl, Yuri (Miyu Sasaki), the seams of this brittle and unconventional family begin to unravel.

Shoplifters is a brilliant and nuanced moral inquiry. Tender, compassionate but also enduringly humorous, Kore-eda unfolds a drama which is profoundly moving. In the process conspicuously revealing a Japan rarely seen.

Festivals:

Canne Film Festival 2018

Odessa International Film Festival 2018

Sydney Film Festival 2018

Telluride Film Festival Film Festival 2018

Toronto Film Festival Film Festival 2018

 

Awards

Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2018

Best International Film Munich Film Festival 2018

Best Film Vancouver International Film Festival 2018

Winner Prix du Jury Hirokazu Koreeda International Cinephile Society Awards

 

Quotes:

“…It is a movie made up of delicate brushstrokes: details, moments, looks and smiles..” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

 “…Hirokazu Koreeda makes a mature and heart-wrenching return to his socially-conscious dramas.…” – Maggie Lee, Variety