Institute of Contemporary Arts

Shoplifters, Dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan, 2018, 121 mins, Japanese with English subtitles
The 2018 Palme d'Or winning film from Hirokazu Kore-eda centres on the Shibatas, a family living in poverty in suburban Tokyo. The film opens with a man and boy moving slowly through the aisles of a supermarket. They maintain eye contact, and the assurance in their non-verbal communication makes each gesture seem part of a well-rehearsed ritual. They are shoplifting. Shortly after, they spot a young girl freezing on a balcony and decide to take her home and feed her.
 
Moving at its own deliberate pace and with an emphasis on delicate details, moments, looks and smiles, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s story and Ryûto Kondô’s glowing cinematography deliver a rich depiction of family life alongside a moving dissection of Japan’s faltering social welfare system.
Book tickets
9:30 PM
Tue, 11 December
Cinema 2
6:00 PM
Wed, 12 December
Cinema 1
9:15 PM
Thu, 13 December
Cinema 2
9:45 PM
Fri, 14 December
Cinema 1
9:45 PM
Sat, 15 December
Cinema 1
6:30 PM
Sun, 16 December
Cinema 1
8:20 PM
Tue, 18 December
Cinema 1
4:30 PM
Wed, 19 December
Cinema 2
6:30 PM
Thu, 20 December
Cinema 1

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