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Shoplifters [万引き家族] - JFF Darwin Satellite

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Piecing together family in the most unexpected ways. 2018/120 min/Drama/M (Sexual references and nudity)

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The Japanese Film Festival Australia (JFF) is presented by The Japan Foundation, Sydney. The JFF started in 1997 with three free film screenings and is now one of the largest celebrations of Japanese films in the world.In 2019, the Festival celebrated its 23rd year with an audience of over 30,000 Australia-wide. The Festival has enjoyed great success over the years, with the opportunity to showcase a vast variety of cinematic delights from 35mm film classics to newly-released titles currently screening in Japan. JFF Australia is part of JFF Asia-Pacific Platform initiated by The Japan Foundation Head Office based in Tokyo. This initiative aims to support and grow interest in Japanese films and cinema culture throughout the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia. Learn more about the Japanese Film Festival Australia here.

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Shoplifters (万引き家族)

Year: 2018 / Runtime: 120 min / Genre: Drama / Classification: M (Sexual references and nudity)

Language: In Japanese with English subtitles

Story:From revered director Hirokazu Kore-eda (Still Walking, 2008; Nobody Knows, 2004), Shoplifters is a brilliantly humanistic masterpiece that intricately - and on occasion, boldly - explores what it means to be a family. The film focuses on a ragtag family of five who have slipped through the cracks of society, using shoplifting and other petty crime as a means to survive. Hatsue, the elderly matriarch of the cramped, decrepit home is played by the late legendary Kirin Kiki. Also sharing the dwelling are laundress Nobuyo (Sakura Andō) and her sometimes-employed husband Osamu (Lily Franky), teenage Aki (Mayu Matsuoka), who works in a soft-core peep show and the youngest member Shota (Jyo Kairi), who brings home the bare essentials with his dad Osamu from their regular shoplifting sprees. After one such venture, Osamu and Shota come across a little girl named Yuri (Miyu Sasaki), left outside on a cold winter night. Despite their own hardships, the impoverished family take her in with the hope to provide the much-needed shelter and care she appears to have been deprived. The family begin to live a happy, humble life together until an unforeseen incident unravels hard truths and their fragile existence is thrust into the spotlight, uprooting the bonds that hold them together.

Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda

Producers: Kaoru Matsuzaki, Akihiko Yose, Hijiri Taguchi

Production Company: Fuji Television Network, GAGA, AOI Pro.

Distributor: Rialto Distribution

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

Copyright: © 2018 FUJI TELEVISION NETWORK/GAGA CORPORATION/AOI PRO. INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Awards

2018 First Japanese film to win the Palme d'Or since The Eel in 1997

2019 8 Japan Academy Prizes including Picture of the Year, Best Leading Actress and Best Supporting Actress

2019 César Award for Best Foreign Film

2019 Asian Film Award - Best Film

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