SHOPLIFTERS
SHOPLIFTERS

SHOPLIFTERS

Director Hirokazu Koreeda

Production year 2018

Length 121min.

Country Japan

screenings

15 Jul 2018 19:00 Moscow Cinema, Red Hall

SYNOPSIS

After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them.After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them.

CAST & CREW

Hirokazu Koreeda
Hirokazu Koreeda

Director

Producer

Kaoru Matsuzaki, Akihiko Yose, Hijiri Taguchi

Script

Hirokazu Koreeda

Director of Photography

Ryûto Kondô

Production designer

Keiko Mitsumatsu

Music by

Haruomi Hosono

Sound

Kazuhiko Tomita

Edit

Hirokazu Koreeda

Cast

Lily Franky, Mayu Matsuoka, Kirin Kiki, Sakura Andô, Jyo Kairi.

Production company

AOI Promotion Fuji Television Network Gaga

Hirokazu Koreeda

Originally intended to be a novelist, but after graduating from Waseda University in 1987 went on to become an assistant director at T.V. Man Union. Snuck off set to film Lessons from a Calf (1991). His first feature, Maborosi (1995), based on a Teru Miyamoto novel and drawn from his own experiences while filming August without Him (1994), won Jury Prizes at Venice and Chicago. The main themes of his oeuvre include memory, loss, death and the intersection of documentary and fictive narratives.


Filmography

Lessons from a Calf (1991, doc.), However... (1991, doc.), August Without Him (1994, doc.), Maborosi (1995), After Life (1998), Distance (2001), Nobody Knows (2004), Hana (2006), Still Walking (2008), Air Doll (2009), I Wish (2011), Like Father, Like Son (2013), Our Little Sister (2015), After the Storm (2016), The Third Murder (2017), Shoplifters (2018).

FILMS 2018