Since winning the Cannes Film Festival‘s highly coveted Palm d’Or, master storyteller Hirokazu Kore-eda‘s (STILL WALKING, LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON and NOBODY KNOWS) latest offering SHOPLIFTERS has gone on to become one of the biggest arthouse features of the year (a Best Foreign Language Film Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Academy Award nominee) – not to mention a box office hit in its native Japan through its poignant, studied telling of vulnerable people trying to survive on the margins of society.
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. With Lily Franky, Sakura Andô,
“A thrilling, beautiful tale… This is a film that steals in and snatches your heart.” (Daily Telegraph)
“The work of a master in full command of his art…. A work of such emotional delicacy, you’re barely prepared when it knocks you sideways.” (Los Angeles Times)
“Understated yet ultimately deeply affecting, Shoplifters adds another powerful chapter to director Hirokazu Koreeda’s richly humanistic filmography.” (Rotten Tomatoes)
Monday, March 18 *Final screening!
Doors 5:45 pm | Movie 6:15 pm
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door
*Minors permitted in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
SHOPLIFTERS “Manbiki kazoku” (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2018 / 121 mins / 14A / Japanese with English subs) On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders is united by fierce loyalty and a penchant for petty theft. When the young son is arrested, secrets are exposed that upend their tenuous, below-the-radar existence.