Cert: 15A


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.

Language: Japanese (English Subtitles)


  • 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

Short films THE BURNING PLAIN and AMORE - TUTTI FRUTTI will be shown prior to SHOPLIFTERS

‘…It is a movie made up of delicate brushstrokes: details, moments, looks and smiles..’

The Guardian

‘…Hirokazu Koreeda makes a mature and heart-wrenching return to his socially-conscious dramas.…’

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