Shoplifters

 

dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda

Drama / Crime / International // 2018 // 121 min. // Japanese with English subtitles

Sunday, Jan. 27 1:00 // 4:00 // 7:00

The DFR Room (36 E. Main Street, Brevard, NC)

A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find outside in the cold, leading to a series of revelations about the family’s deepest-held secrets. Directed by Japanese film legend Hirokazu Koreeda, Shoplifters is Japan’s 2019 submission for Best Foreign Film.

Peter Travers of Rolling Stone: “This soft-spoken, cinematic treasure about a family of thieves highlights the quietly devastating artistry of Japanese master Hirokazu Kore-eda. It's impossible to experience the deep-seated compassion of this film and not be moved to tears.”

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 99%