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Shoplifters
Shoplifters
Tuesday 9th April 2019. 7.30pm

Adults £7.00, concessions £6.00. Price includes a booking fee

Stafford Film Theatre

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Hirokazu Koreeda / Japan 2018 / 121 min / Cert 15 / Subtitles
  
Winner of the 2018 Cannes Palme d’Or, Koreeda (Like Father, Like Son and The Third Murder) has excelled himself with his latest film. Shoplifters is a complex, profoundly moving drama about a makeshift Japanese family scarcely one rung from the bottom of the social ladder, surviving a hand-to-mouth existence, while teaching the kids shoplifting like modern-day Oliver Twists. Shoplifters starts in a gently comedic vein but one by one the family’s secrets are revealed.  ‘A gorgeous film, a kind of  culmination of all the director’s best qualities, unalloyed by the sentimentality that can sometimes sweeten his mixes too much.’  (British Film Institute)

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