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, 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.
Shoplifters was selected as the Japanese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards.
Dir: Hirokazu Koreeda
Stars: Lily Franky, Sakura Ando, Mayu Matsuoka
★★★★★ ‘Steals in & snatches your heart’
★★★★ ‘Charming, funny & very affecting’
29 January 2019 7:30PM