EXPAT CINEMA: SHOPLIFTERS
We continue with our series of Expat Cinema – where we offer the best foreign movies with English subtitles.
With universal themes of family and belonging, the Palme d’Or-winning Shoplifters from visionary director Kore-eda Hirokazu is a poignant drama and a complicated love letter to family, exploring the bonds that unite them.
After another successful shoplifting spree, Osamu (Like Father, Like Son) and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold and invite her home with them. Osamu’s wife Nobuyo reluctantly agrees to shelter her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, relying on petty crime alongside their part-time jobs and inadequate incomes, they seem to live happily together- until an unforeseen incident upsets the delicate balance the family have created, revealing long-buried secrets…