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UPDATE: Q&A with director Hirokazu Kore-eda after the 1:20pm show on Sunday, January 13th at the Laemmle Royal in West LA. Tickets.

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s SHOPLIFTERS won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

“SHOPLIFTERS is a work of such emotional delicacy and formal modesty that you’re barely prepared when the full force of what it’s doing suddenly knocks you sideways.” –Justin Chang, LA Times

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…

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