Director: Hirokazu Koreeda.
Cast: Kirin Kiki, Lily Franky, Moemi Katayama
121 minutes, Japan, 2018, 15a

From the director of Still Walking, Like Father, Like Son and Nobody Knows. A film by Kore-Eda Hirokazu.

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s new film Shoplifters is a subtle and moving drama about the forces holding a struggling family together. Osamu (Lily Franky), his wife Nobuyu (Sakura Andô) and grandma Hatsue (Kirin Kiki) are the Shibatas, a family living just above the poverty line. When they take in what appears to be an abandoned little girl, this brittle and unconventional family unravels.

Shoplifters is a brilliant and nuanced moral inquiry. Tender, compassionate but also enduringly humorous, Kore-eda unfolds a drama which is profoundly moving. In the process conspicuously revealing a Japan rarely seen.


Canne Film Festival 2018.
Odessa International Film Festival 2018.
Sydney Film Festival 2018.
Telluride Film Festival Film Festival 2018.
Toronto Film Festival Film Festival 2018.


Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2018.
Best International Film Munich Film Festival 2018.
Best Film Vancouver International Film Festival 2018.
Winner Prix du Jury Hirokazu Koreeda International Cinephile Society Awards.

“…It is a movie made up of delicate brushstrokes: details, moments, looks and smiles..” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.

 “…Hirokazu Koreeda makes a mature and heart-wrenching return to his socially-conscious dramas.…” – Maggie Lee, Variety.


Attendance at a single Screening €8 or Concession €6 on the door.