Palme d’or Winner 2018
A Japanese couple stuck with part-time jobs and hence inadequate incomes avail themselves of the fruits of shoplifting to make ends meet. They are not alone in this behaviour. The younger and the older of the household are in on the act. The unusual routine is about to change from care-free and matter-of-fact to something more dramatic, however, as the couple open their doors to a beleaguered teenager. The reasons for the family and friends’ habit and their motivations come under the microscope.
”A compact masterpiece about a scruffy family that isn’t what it seems, and love thats the real thing.”- Wall Street Journal
”Kore-eda’s gentle drama about a made-up ”family” of thieves living on the margins of society is shot through with the directors trademark generosity and attention to behavior.”- Village Voice
”Another charming, funny and very affecting example of Kore-eda’s special brand of tough-but-tender humanism.”- Time Out