NOMINATED: BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM, ACADEMY AWARDS 2019
WINNER: PALME D’OR, CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2018; BEST FEATURE FILM, ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN AWARDS 2018
SELECTED: PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD, TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL 2018
Following one of their regular, carefully choreographed shoplifting sessions, the Fagin-like Osamu and his young accomplice come across a little girl shivering in the cold. Initially reluctant, the family takes the girl in when they discover the neglect she’s suffered. Despite their struggles in keeping afloat, they find comfort and happiness in each other and in their simple life. A film built on beautifully observed and richly resonant moments, Shoplifters is at once delightful, funny and heartbreaking, and the deserving winner of the biggest prize in world cinema.
A complex, subtle, mysterious film that builds to the most extraordinary surprise ending. – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Please note online bookings end Thu 21 Mar, 5pm. After this time tickets are sold through the venue, subject to availability.