Still from Shoplifters

Friday, 10 January 2020: Shoplifters

Friday, 10 January 2020, 20:00

Venue: (see Locations and Tickets for further details)

Programme category: Forest Row Film Society

Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan 2018, 121 mins, 15

“What makes it such an enrapturing experience is the tenderness, humour and detail Kore-eda brings to his material.” Independent

In this quiet, nuanced masterpiece,an extraordinary family exists on the margins of Tokyo society. They survive through petty crime but the question of morality is far from obvious especially when the young Juri is taken under their wing. In an emotional finale, however, we find we don’t know this family at all. Powerful stuff!

“Delicately observed and perfectly played, it’s consummate flawless film making.” The Times

Further reading

    1. Empire
    2. Telegraph
    3. Time Out
    4. The Guardian
    6. Mark Kermode
    7. Sight & Sound
    8. The Guardian (Cannes review)
    9. Independent
    10. Slant magazine
    11. Eye for Film