Thursday 21st November 2019
121 minutes. Subtitled. Cert 15.
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
The 2018 winner of the Cannes festival Palm d’Or. In modern day Tokyo, a dysfunctional family living in poverty survive by shoplifting. While very good at this art of stealing, they also have ethics to justify their actions. This delicate balance changes when they help Yuri, a young malnourished child who has suffered abuse. Their act of kindness has far reaching consequences. Intimate, harrowing in places yet ultimately uplifting.