Release date: January 27th, 2019
Run time: 2 hr. 1 min.
Direction: Hirokazu Koreeda
Synopsis: Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, this tender, wise, suspenseful film is an intimate portrait of an unusual, but very likeable family, making ends meet in modern Tokyo by shoplifting. 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, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them. “At once charming and heart-wrenching, this exquisitely performed film will steal the hearts of both art-house and mainstream audiences.” –Maggie Lee, Variety. Critics Consensus: “Understated yet ultimately deeply affecting, Shoplifters adds another powerful chapter to director Hirokazu Kore-Eda’s richly humanistic filmography.”