SHOPLIFTERS “Manbiki Kazoku”
Narrative Feature | 121 minutes

This film played at HIFF 2018
on 10/7/2018 and 10/8/2018


Directed by
Hirokazu Kore-eda

Produced by
Kaoru Matsuzaki
Akihiko Yose
Hijiri Taguchi

Written by
Hirokazu Kore-eda

Lily Franky
Sakura Ando
Mayu Matsuoka
Kirin Kiki
Kairi Jyo
Miyu Sasaki

2018 | Japanese | Japan

The winner of the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, prolific Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda (LIKE FATHER LIKE SON, HIFF 2013) returns to the festival with a nuanced, heartbreaking look at a family of misfits living in the margins of contemporary Tokyo. Making a life for themselves by shoplifting from local grocery stores and foraging food where they can, the film’s central family find their impoverished but tranquil life threatened when they take a young girl under their wing, and her abusive parents fight back for custody. An impassioned plea for those struggling to stay afloat, this is another must-see from one of international cinema’s greatest filmmakers.

> Selected as Japan’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar®