Winner · Palme d'Or · Cannes Film Festival
The deserving winner of the biggest prize in world cinema, Cannes' Palme d'Or, Shoplifters harnesses powerful performances from its three leads, including Kirin Kiki in her last screen role as the family's benevolent grandmother.
For the Shibata family, a day of carefully choreographed acts of petty crime and successful shoplifting sessions, are a necessary part of everyday life and fight for survival. When the light-fingered father and son team stumble across a neglected five-year old girl, they take the young apprentice under their wing and teach her the tricks of the trade, but at what cost?
Hidden secrets emerge and mysterious bonds linking the family begin to unravel, in this captivating and unconventional family drama from masterful Japanese director, Hirokazu Kore-eda (After the Storm). A film built on intricate and memorable moments that stay with you long after the credits roll.
"At once charming and heart-wrenching, this exquisitely performed film will steal the hearts of both art-house and mainstream audiences". -Variety
Japanese with English subtitles