Manbiki kazoku (Shoplifters) 2018 M

6.00PM Wed 3 Apr 2019 (2hrs 1min)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

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.

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, DOLBY, 121 MINUTES, JAPAN, JAPANESE (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT/EDITOR: HIROKAZU KOREEDA / CINEMATOGRAPHER: KONDO RYUTO / PRODUCTION CO: AOI PROMOTION, FUJI TELEVISION NETWORK, GAGA / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: RIALTO AUSTRALIA / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP