At Cine Expat we screen foreign language films with English subtitles. On January 27th we screen Shoplifters, the Palme d’Or winner of last year. It is a sublimely subtle tale of a family on the margins.
When Osamu and his son are back on their way home after their umpteenth shoplifting, they will meet a lost little girl outside in the cold. If it turns out she has run away from home, Osamu takes her home with her, where she is soon taken into the close-knit family. Although the family is poor and they just earn enough by stealing, they have a happy life together. Until an unexpected event uncovers hidden secrets and the family ties are put to the test.