Gibsons – Mon. November 25, 2019 – 7:30 pm
Sechelt – Thurs. November 28, 2019 – 2:00 pm
Japan 2018, 120 min., crime/drama
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Japanese with English subtitles
A Cannes winner and Oscar nominee, Shoplifters focuses on a “family” of marginalized, morally dubious outcasts who create their own nurturing environment outside of society’s laws and norms. The family’s lives change drastically when a shivering, bruised girl of four or five is found alone in the streets, seemingly abandoned. TV news reveals an extensive search for her, so she is hidden and cared for by them, but also inducted into the family’s “activities”. Step by step the film reveals hidden layers and challenges what defines our bonds, connections, family, and the law. A compassionate, socially-conscious film, it snatches your heart with its powerful and spellbinding footage.