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Trailer for Cannes Palme d’Or winner ‘Shoplifters,’ from Kore-Eda Hirokazu

One of very best films of the year, Kore-Eda Hirokazu’s Shoplifters, was the Palme d’Or winner at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, is Japan’s official submission for the 2019 Oscars and now has its first trailer.

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.

Cannes Review: Kore-eda’s unforgettable ‘Shoplifters’ is his best film to date

Shoplifters is directed, written and edited by Kore-Eda Hirokazu and stars Lily Franky, Ando Sakura, Matsuoka Mayu, Kiki Kilin, Jyo Kairi and Sasaki Miyu.

Magnolia Pictures will release Shoplifters on November 23rd. 

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Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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