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Film Series : From Asia, With Love


Manbiki Kazoku

2018, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan, 121 min.
With Lily Franky, Kirin Kiki

Show Times

  • Fri, Feb 28th 4:00pm
  • Tue, Mar 3rd 6:00pm

"A beautifully felt family drama... Kore-eda finds a perfect story about being human."--Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

"This wise and insightful film is delicate, poignant and unexpectedly powerful."--Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

A small larcenous family does all the wrong things for the right reasons in this heart-rending Cannes Palme d’Or winner, Golden Globe nominee, and Oscar nominee. A crowning achievement in Kore-eda’s string of films centering on compromised familial bonds (OUR LITTLE SISTER; LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON), SHOPLIFTERS fashions a family consisting of mom Nobuyo, dad Osamu, pre-teen son Shota, and sister-in-law Aki, all living on the precarious edge of insolvency with Granny in her tiny apartment. World-class skill in shoplifting supplements their meager income. Their number grows when Osamu brings home a five-year-old girl found shivering and hungry in the street. A devastating family unraveling is soon in the offing with a crisis that reveals that all is not as it seems in this cozy setup. In Japanese with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)

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