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Film Series : From Asia, With Love

Shoplifters

Manbiki Kazoku

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

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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)

Upcoming films in From Asia, With Love
(Friday and Saturday dates are subject to change. Please check the relevant month's Gazette and website.)

March 10
THE PIANO IN A FACTORY
2010, Meng Zhang and Bo Gao, China, 119 min.

March 17
WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW?
2013, Arvin Chen, Taiwan, 104 min.

March 24
THE WEDDING BANQUET
1993, Ang Lee, Taiwan/USA, 106 min.

April 3 and 7
TAIPEI STORY
1985, Edward Yang, Taiwan, 119 min.

April 10 and 14
POLICE STORY
1985, Jackie Chan, Hong Kong, 100 min.

April 17 and 21
POLICE STORY 2
1988, Jackie Chan, Hong Kong, 122 min.

April 24 and 28
SHAOLIN SOCCER
2001, Stephen Chow, Hong Kong/China, 87 min.

May 1 and 5
TBA

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