Shoplifters [Manbiki kazoku]
Directed By: Hirokazu Koreeda
2018 / Japanese / 121 min
A family of petty thieves struggles to make ends meet in Koreeda’s most recent humanistic tale. This winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival portrays the downsizing impulse of post-recessionary Japan, the flip side of Asia’s nouveau riche boom.
Listen to a preview of the film on the IC podcast, “From the Booth”: http://ic.byu.edu/fall-2019-episode-2/
Listen to an analysis of the film on the IC podcast, “From the Booth”: http://ic.byu.edu/confronting-crazy-rich-or-poor-consumer-cultures-and-stereotypes/
IMDB Movie Page: www.imdb.com/title/tt8075192/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1
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