Director: Hirokazu Koreeda 2018 121 Minutes Ages 15+
Shoplifters Wed 17 Oct
SOLD OUT TIX AT VENUE ONLY 06:00pm 121mins Event Cinemas | Brisbane City Myer Centre
Shoplifters Sat 20 Oct
SOLD OUT TIX AT VENUE ONLY 06:15pm 121mins The Elizabeth Picture Theatre

Japanese auteur Hirokazu Koreeda’s Palme d’Or–winning film is a warm and moving depiction of a makeshift family living on the outskirts of society.

After sporadically employed father Osamu takes his young son out shoplifting one evening, they stumble across an abandoned five-year old girl on their trip back home. Taking her into their ramshackle house — shared also by Osamu’s wife Nobuyo, her younger sister Aki, and frail grandmother Hatsue — the family adopts the young girl and immerses her into their life of cheerful petty thievery. Koreeda has crafted a sumptuously lived-in world for these characters. Filled with both good humour and touching melancholy, Shoplifters is an irresistible tale about the meaning of family.


Classification:Ages 15+
Language:Japanese, with English subtitles
Director:Hirokazu Koreeda
Producer:Kaoru Matsuzaki, Akihiko Yose, Hijiri Taguchi
Cast:Lily Franky, Sakura Ando, Mayu Matsuoka, Kairi Jō
Script:Hirokazu Koreeda
Program strand:Features
Rights:Rialto Australia