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…
Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda explores the notion of family: what does it mean to be relatives? The film won Palme d’Or at 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
Shoplifters, dir. Hirokazu Koreeda; Japan; 2018. Cast: Lily Franky, Kirin Kiki, Sôsuke Ikematsu. 120 min, 12+. In Japanese with Russian subtitles.
Reception at 9 pm. We recommend arriving early for the best available seating. Screening begins at 9:45 pm.
The Russian premiere of the film will be held as part of the third international Strelka Film Festival by Okko. The programme includes Russian and Moscow premieres of films from different countries selected by curator Stas Tyrkin. Winners of and participants in international competitions, including festivals in Cannes, Berlinale and Sundance and the Russian Kinotavr, will be presented in a series of eleven film screenings. The festival is supported by Okko, a streaming service that develops projects provoking viewers’ interest in cinema. Its’ collection includes blockbusters, popular series, short films and independent movies. Okko also supports festivals and hold special screenings.The curator of the film festival is Stas Tyrkin: film critic, member of the Moscow International Film Festival selection committee, program director of the Dvijenie festival and curator of the cinema course at the Gogol Center.