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Shoplifters

The 2018 Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or-winning film from visionary director Hirokazu Kore-eda (Nobody Knows, After the Storm) is a critically-acclaimed portrait of a family in Japan.


After another successful shoplifting spree, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold and invite her home with them. Osamu’s wife Nobuyo reluctantly agrees to shelter her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, relying on petty crime alongside their part-time jobs and inadequate incomes, they seem to live happily together – until an unforeseen incident upsets the delicate balance the family have created, revealing long-buried secrets… With universal themes of family and belonging, Shoplifters is a poignant drama and a complicated love letter to family, exploring the bonds that unite them.

BBFC rating
15
Year
2018
Running time
121 mins
Country
Japan
Format
DCP
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Director
Hirokazu Kore-eda
Cast
Kriin Kiki, Lily Franky, Sosuke Ikematsu

Maborosi

Largely unseen in the UK, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Maborosi is a beautifully filmed, exquisite meditation on loss, loneliness, uncertainty, and coming to terms with the past. A young woman, Yumiko, becomes troubled by the notion that she brings death to people close to her. She still dreams of her grandmother who she lost when she was 12. Now married with a young son, she and her husband Iku appear to be happy together, but Yumiko’s life is abruptly changed by her husband’s sudden death – and was it an accident or suicide?

BBFC rating
12A
Year
1995
Running time
110 mins
Country
Japan
Format
DCP
Director
Hirokazu Kore-eda
Cast
Makiko Esumi, Taskashi Naito, Tadanobu Asano

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