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Dinner & A Movie - 'Shoplifters (万引き家族)'

  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020
  • 7:00 PM
  • Zoom Onlilne Meeting


Registration is closed

Here's How It Works

  1. Watch & Learn about the Film through an Introduction by Professor James Hoadley on YouTube
  2. Join Live Group Zoom Discussion on Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00pm (Zoom Webinar link & log-in details will be sent after registering before the event).

Shoplifters 万引き家族 is a 2018 Japanese drama film directed, written and edited by Hirokazu Kore-eda. Starring Lily Franky and Sakura Ando, it is about a non-biological family that relies on shoplifting to cope with a life of poverty. Kore-eda wrote the screenplay contemplating what makes a family, and inspired by reports on poverty and shoplifting in Japan. The film premiered on May 13,   2018 at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Palme d'Or. The film was released in Japan on June 8, 2018 and won three Mainichi Film Awards, including Best Film, and the Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Feature Film, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

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