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Shoplifters
Directed by: Hirokazu Koreeda
Japan 2018
121 Min  |  japanese | Subtitles in English & Hebrew

A family that isn’t really a family adopts a little girl without asking her parents' permission in Horikazu Koreeda's latest film, “Shoplifters”, this year's winner of the Cannes Golden Palm. After one of their frequent shoplifting expeditions, Osamu and his son collect a little girl they find on the street, crying her heart out in the freezing cold while her parents are furiously screaming at each other without paying any attention to her. 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…

HIROKAZU KOREEDA – One of Japan's most illustrious contemporary filmmakers, has devoted most of his many award-winning films to family life and the conflicts between human values and the stiff letter of the law governing Japanese society. Among his best known films are “Afterlife” (1998), “Nobody Knows” (2004), “Still Walking” (2008), “I Wish” (2011), “Like Father Like Son” (2013), “Our Little Sister” (2015), “After the Storm” (2016) and “The Third Murder” (2017), presented last year at the Arava Film Festival in 2017.

Director and Screenplay:
Hirokazu Koreeda
Cast:
Lily Franky, Kiki Kirin, Sakura Ando, Mayu Matsuoka, Yuki Yamada
Courtesy by:
Lev Cinemas