Join me and fellow members to watch the film 'Shoplifters.' We'll meet beforehand in the bar of the cinema at 2.50pm so that we can all say 'hello' and those wanting a drink/snacks can buy them, watch the film at 3.05pm and then meet again afterwards. For those that would like, we can go for a drink and a chat and to reflect upon the film after. Look forward to meeting some of you soon. Tickets can be bought online or by phoning the box office or on the day. Tickets cost £
After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu's wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them...
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It's impossible to experience the deep-seated compassion of this film and not be moved to tears
Watching “Shoplifters” is understanding the pervasive power of love.
This kind of subtle richness is not new for Kore-Eda, though it's as satisfying here as it's ever been.
It's all beautifully done... the joy of the movie lies mostly in watching these fine actors build their beautifully flawed and lived-in characters.
At once charming and heart-wrenching, this exquisitely performed film will steal the hearts of both art-house and mainstream audiences.
Kore-eda's warm and naturalistic aesthetic style, which revels in capturing the magic of everyday activities... bonds us to the Shibatas before we even have time to question the morality of what they do.
Hirokazu Kore-eda's new film is the hit of 2018. The Japanese filmmaker has become a master of humanity, his films are true reflections of how we as flawed individuals are embraced by those closest to us, family.