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Australia: To celebrate the release of acclaimed Japanese drama ‘SHOPLIFTERS’, in limited release from November 15 (exclusively in Western Australia at Perth Festival from 14 January 2019), we’re giving away 10 double passes! Thanks to Rialto Distribution!

Award-winning filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda (Nobody Knows) returns with an exquisite drama of conflicting emotions and family ties. Winner of the Palm d’Or (Best Film) at Cannes, Shoplifters tells the story of an impoverished family of thieves and fraudsters, headed by Osamu. Three generations are cramped into a dilapidated house stuck between anonymous apartment blocks. Osamu‘s wife, Naboyo, works in a laundry and steals whatever she can from clothes’ pockets. Young son Shota accompanies dad on shoplifting expeditions. Teenage daughter Aki works behind a mirror in a sleazy peep-show joint. Grandma is addicted to pachinko gambling machies.

Then there’s Yuri. She’s a neglected and frightened 4-year-old girl rescued from the street and informally adopted by the family. Everyone’s happy, especially Yuri, but she’s still a missing person and someone else’s daughter. When authorities eventually come calling Yuri’s given a disguise and a new name, but this is far from the end of the matter.

Kore-eda’s masterful film highlights sharp social and economic divisions in contemporary Japan while asking the question of what makes a family. Mark the date: Shoplifters will be in cinemas from November 15.

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