Shoplifters 18 (CTBA) (S)
|Fri 23 Nov||15:00, 17:50, 20:40|
|Sat 24 Nov||14:20, 17:20, 20:00|
|Sun 25 Nov||14:40, 17:20, 20:10|
|Mon 26 Nov||11:00 Baby, 15:00, 17:50, 20:40|
|Tue 27 Nov||15:00, 17:50, 20:40|
|Wed 28 Nov||15:00, 17:50, 20:40|
|Thu 29 Nov||15:00, 17:50, 20:40|
- Screenings before 16:00: £8.00 full / £5.00 concessions
- Screenings after 16:00: £10.00 full / £8.00 concessions
- Aged 24 or under? You can see any screening at any time for £5.00
Hirokazu Kore-eda (Still Walking, Life Father Like Son) returns with this Palme d'Or-winning masterpiece about the forces holding an impoverished family together on the outskirts of Tokyo.
Osamu (Lily Franky), his wife Nobuyu (Sakura Ando) and grandma Hatsue (Kirin Kiki) head the Shibatas, a low-income family struggling away in a tiny corner of Tokyo. After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son meet a little girl foraging for scraps in the freezing cold, and decide to take her in. She's initially regarded as yet another unwelcome mouth to feed, but the scars on her body convince everyone to secretly adopt her - until an unforeseen incident begins to test their bond...
Kore-eda shines a spotlight on the struggling classes in Japan (where shoplifting is rare and particularly shameful) with his usual delicacy, insight, compassion and humour. A triumph of subtlety over spectacle, it will steal your heart - and, ultimately, ask you to reflect on where you belong - and what belongs to you...
- There will be a Cinébabies screening (for parents/carers of babies under 12 months) of Shoplifters on Mon 26 Nov at 11:00.