March 2019



Japan  Rated M  121 minutes

Directed by Kore-eda Hirokazu

Starring Sakura Ando, Kirin Kiki, Mayu Matsuoka


Sunday 31 March 6pm

Wednesday 3 April 10am

Tickets on sale from the box office - normal pricing applies

Members and non-members welcome

2019 ACADEMY AWARDS NOMINEE – Best Foreign Language Film
2018 WINNER - Palme d'Or

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.

"An incredible portrait of generosity and precarity, Shoplifters is just splendid."
Amanda Robinson,

"It is a movie made up of delicate brushstrokes: details, moments, looks and smiles."
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

"Compassionate, socially conscious filmmaking with a piercing intelligence that is pure Kore-eda. This is a film that steals in and snatches your hear."
Robbie Collin, The Telegraph (UK)