A HORSHAM FILM SOCIETY PRESENTATION
ALL TICKETS £5
Japan 2018 Cert 15 121 min Crime, Drama
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Starring: Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, Kirin Kiki
Japanese with English subtitles
A Japanese couple stuck with part-time jobs and hence inadequate incomes avail themselves of the fruits of shoplifting to make ends meet. They are not alone in this behaviour. The younger and the older of the household are in on the act. The unusual routine is about to change from care-free and matter-of-fact to something more dramatic, however, as the couple open their doors to a beleaguered young girl. The reasons for the family's habit and their motivations come under the microscope.
"Outstanding domestic drama, crafted by Koreeda with crystalline insight and an unsparing emotional acuity". Robbie Collins DT Won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival,2018 Japanese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2019 Academy Awards.