Thursday 14th February 2019 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Palmer Building
Full of emotion and characters of unassuming depth, this superb drama from Kore-eda (Nobody Knows) – the winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2018 – depicts a three-generation family (granny, parents and children), living on the fringes of society. Dad apprentices his son in the art of shoplifting. The daughter performs in a red-light peep show, and Mum works in a laundry, searching clients’ pockets for anything she can pilfer. Suddenly, on a freezing winter night father and son bring home an abandoned 5-year-old girl they come across on an apartment balcony.
Japan 2018 – Japanese with subtitles – Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda with Lily Franky, Kirin Kiki, Sôsuke Ikematsu – 121 min
A compact masterpiece about a scruffy family that isn’t what it seems, and love that’s the real thing – WALL STREET JOURNAL
Another charming, funny and very affecting example of Kore-eda’s special brand of tough-but-tender humanism – TIME OUT