Film Club | Shoplifters

  • 12th Mar
  • 20:00
  • €8
  • Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell Street

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Tuesday 12th March

DIR: Hirokazu Kore-eda 
JAPAN | 2018 | Cert 15

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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.

“A mature and heart-wrenching drama”  - Variety