Hirokazu Kore-eda (2018)

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Winner of the Palm d’Or at Cannes 2018
Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2019 Academy Awards and BAFTAs

Hirokazu Kore-eda, long a favourite of Lewes Film Club, won the prestigious Palme d’Or in 2018 for this film (his 13th!). Like all of Kore-eda’s films, it is characterised by a deftness, a light but incisive touch that looks deep into human and societal relations. You may feel like the narrative of a family taking in a young girl sounds familiar, but then, you will only be surprised. Gleefully questioning society’s moral high grounds, Shoplifters is an unforgettable stay in the life of a rather unique family.

99% – Rotten Tomatoes
8.0/10 – IMDB

“Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters is a layered, textured film and a definite must watch. Make time for it.”

“Writer-director Hirokazu Kore-eda fills the film with grace notes, humor and fine observations, circling and filling out each character while leaning more on innocence than corruption.”

Review: Kore-eda’s audacious latest steals the heart – The Guardian

Review: Shoplifters is a brilliant dickensian tale for a modern age – The Atlantic