Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Hirokazu Kore-eda's (AFTER THE STORM; LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON; THE THIRD MURDER) SHOPLIFTERS is a major Best Foreign Language Film Oscar® contender. On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders are united by fierce loyalty, a penchant for petty theft and playful grifting. When the 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. Fear not if SHOPLIFTERS leaves you wanting more Kore-eda — THE TRUTH, his English language debut, starring Juliet Binoche, Catherine Deneuve and Ethan Hawke, is expected later this year. (Note adapted from Magnolia Pictures.) DIR/SCR/PROD Hirokazu Kore-eda; PROD Kaoru Matsuzaki, Hijiri Taguchi, Akihiko Yose. Japan, 2018, color, 121 min. In Japanese with English subtitles. RATED R
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