Reel Alternatives presents

Shoplifters (Subtitled)

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Shoplifters (Subtitled)

Written and directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda

Starring Lily Franky, Andô Sakura, Matsuoka Mayu, Kiki Kilin, Jyo Kairi and Sasaki Miyu

Rated PG

A touching tale of a struggling family of small-time crooks on the margins of Tokyo who take in little girl from the freezing cold and raise her as their own. Even in the face of hardship, the family seem to live happily together, united by fierce loyalty, a penchant for petty theft and playful grifting until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them. When their young son is arrested, secrets are exposed that upend their tenuous, below-the-radar existence and test their quietly radical belief that it is love—not blood—that defines a family.

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, this haunting exploration of love and compassion poses the question of what really defines a family.

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