Shoplifters (15)


Event details

  • Saturday 16 March
  • 6pm
  • The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE
  • 01524 598 500

While Hirokazu Kore-eda is one of world cinema’s most consistently brilliant filmmakers, he has rarely had the same level of recognition as his contemporaries. That was until last May when Cate Blanchett handed him Cannes Film Festival’s highest honour, the Palme d’Or, for his new film Shoplifters. We’re delighted to finally bring the film to Lancaster.

A Tokyo family living in poverty survive by committing petty theft to subsidise their low-income and pension. Whilst father Osamu is shoplifting with his son, Shota, they discover Yuri, a homeless girl. When they observe evidence of abuse, the family informally adopt her

Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them.

“A thrilling, beautiful tale of Toyko’s down-and-outs…. This is a film that steals in and snatches your heart.” – The Daily Telegraph

“Hirokazu Kore-eda’s audacious latest steals heart… a reflexive and devastating gem” – The Guardian

“Combines tearjerking sentimentality with hard-hitting social comment” – The Independent

“Charming, funny and very affecting” – Time Out

Dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda
Japan 2018 121mins
With: Lily Franky, Sakura Ando