Fresh off a Palme d’Or win at Cannes Film Festival, Japanese Director Hirokazu Kre-eda’s film Shoplifters is a heart-warming crime drama, that centres around the Shibatas a family living in poverty in suburban Tokyo.
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.
Director Hirokazu Koreeda
Writer Hirokazu Koreeda
Stars Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, Mayu Matsuoka
Awards & Nominations
Winner – Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or 2018
Nominee – Pacific Screen Awards – Best Film 2018
Nominee – British Independent Film Awards – Best International Film 2018
Winner – Munich Film Festival – Best International Film 2018
Nominee – Melbourne International Film Festival – Best Narrative Feature 2018