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JAPAN | 121 minutes | 2018

Through his portrait of a Japanese family trying to survive poverty through petty scams, the filmmaker behind Like Father, Like Son continues his examination of filial bonds. Adopting a tragicomic tone, Kore-eda takes a sensitive, lighthearted look at a family-by-choice. What is the true definition of a clan? With its pared-down camera work that prefers details and subtleties to grand statements and an absolutely adorable group of actors, Shoplifters is heartwarming right up until its astounding, wrenching final frames.

Palme d'Or - Cannes Film Festival

Programs

Saturday October 6, 2018

Program #50
17:45
Cinéma Impérial

Saturday October 13, 2018

Program #252
16:45
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 10

Hirokazu Kore-Eda

Born in Tokyo in 1962. Originally intended to be a novelist, but after graduating from Waseda University in 1987 went on to become an assistant director at T.V. Man Union. Snuck off set to film Lessons from a Calf (1991). His first feature, Maborosi (1995), based on a Teru Miyamoto novel and drawn from his own experiences while filming August Without Him (1994), won jury prizes at Venice and Chicago. The main themes of his oeuvre include memory, loss, death and the intersection of documentary and fictive narratives.

distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Kore-Eda Hirokazu
  • Cast Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, Mayu Matsuoka

contact

  • Métropole

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