A Family Affair: Kore-eda Hirokazu’s film Shoplifter

Virgilio Fantuzzi, SJ

 Virgilio Fantuzzi, SJ / Issue 1812 / Published Date:29 November 2018/Last Updated Date:18 March 2020

With a discreet eye and bristling sensitivity, Japanese film director Kore-eda Hirokazu examines a group of people (a family?) living on the margins of a crowded city. What does living on the margins mean? It means having no roots, surviving by chance, clinging to the fragility of others for fear of succumbing to your own. The film Shoplifters won the Palme d’Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

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