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Wed, Jan 02, 2019
Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and a recent Golden Globes nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, Shoplifters is a quiet but powerful tale of a makeshift family living on the margins and reluctantly stealing in order to survive. This drama is yet another triumph of empathetic, humanist cinema by the great Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda (After the Storm, After Life). As a recent Los Angeles Times review observed, “what makes Kore-eda’s movie so quietly devastating, the work of a master in full command of his art, is that its emotional rewards stem from a deep engagement with the world rather than a retreat from it.” Catch a screening at the Wex January 18–19.