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Shoplifters – (dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda)
West Mall 7 Theatres – Doors Open 6:00pm – Film Begins 6:30pm
TRT: 121 min
Rating: R (for some sexual content and nudity)
Genre: Drama, Crime, World Cinema
This film included in Fast Pass admission.
Awards: Winner of Palme D’Or at 2018 Cannes Film Festival, 2019 Golden Globe Nominee
Film Summary: 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.
What the critics are saying:
Kore-eda has the sensitive, calibrated touch of a master safecracker, and he’s a virtuoso of emotional and narrative buildup.
– Manohla Dargis, New York Times
A work of such emotional delicacy, you’re barely prepared when it knocks you sideways.
– Los Angeles Times
Joel Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
The work of a master in full command of his art.
– Justin Chang, LA Times
A story whose ethical quandaries are presented with equal parts compassion and toughness.
– Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
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