Tue 18.02.2020 19.00 - 21.00

Film of the Month: Shoplifters

Espoo Cultural Centre - Kulttuuriaukio 2, 02100 Espoo

Film of the Month: Shoplifters
(万引き家族) Japan 2018
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Starring: Lily Franky, Sakura Andō, Mayu Matsuoka, Kairi Jō, Kirin Kiki
Distributor: Cinema Mondo
Duration 2 h 1 min
For ages 12 and up

After shoplifting from a store, Osamu (Lily Franky) and his son run into a little homeless girl shivering with cold. They decide to take care of her and make her part of the family. Despite eking a living from shoplifting, the family members feel a deep affection for each other and all is well for them. The family are happy until an unforeseen incident unveils a secret that puts their bond to the test.

Hirokazu Kore-eda is one of Japan’s most highly appreciated directors today. His films previously seen in Finland include Like Father, Like Son and Our Little Sister. Shoplifters received the coveted award for best film, the Palme d'Or, at the Cannes Film Festival in spring 2018 and was also Japan’s official nominee for the Academy Award.

The event is covered by the Kaikukortti card.

Film of the month-serie: 

25.1. Yorgos Lanthimos: The Favourite
18.2. Hirokazu Kore-eda Shoplifters 
24.3. Olivier Assayas: Non-Fiction (Doubles vies) 
9.4. Nadine Labaki: Capernaum 

Espoo Cultural Centre, Louhi Hall
Espoo Cultural Centre and Espoo Ciné International Film Festival
Tickets 7,50 € + delivery fee (from €1)