(Kore-eda Hirokazu, 2018, Japan, 121 minutes)

The winner of the Palme d’Or (the highest prize) at Cannes last year and nominated for the Oscar for best foreign-language film, Shoplifters on some level feels like Kore-eda’s long-overdue international breakthrough, where as we see in our retrospective of his films, he’s reliably been making masterpieces for decades. Revisiting his favorite themes of family and class, Shoplifters focuses on a charmingly fringey family who steal to make ends meet. Early in the film they kidnap (or maybe save?) a five-year-old girl named Juri (Miyu Sasaki) and bring her into the fold of their lifestyle.

In Japanese with English subtitles.


  • Occurred Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm


Webster University Moore Auditorium

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Webster Groves, MO 63119


Pete Timmermann