Sakura Ando (second from right), Miyu Sasaki (far right) and Kairi Jyo (left) in a still from Shoplifters (category IIB; Japanese), directed by Hirokazu Koreeda . Lily Franky and Kirin Kiki co-star.
Sakura Ando (second from right), Miyu Sasaki (far right) and Kairi Jyo (left) in a still from Shoplifters (category IIB; Japanese), directed by Hirokazu Koreeda . Lily Franky and Kirin Kiki co-star.

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Shoplifters film review: masterful family portrait that won Cannes Palme D’Or sheds light on Tokyo’s underclass

Hirokazu Koreeda’s quiet but angry masterpiece is a reminder no filmmaker understands the family better. The performances he teases from its youngest stars, one just six years old, may turn out to be his crowning achievement

Sakura Ando (second from right), Miyu Sasaki (far right) and Kairi Jyo (left) in a still from Shoplifters (category IIB; Japanese), directed by Hirokazu Koreeda . Lily Franky and Kirin Kiki co-star.
Sakura Ando (second from right), Miyu Sasaki (far right) and Kairi Jyo (left) in a still from Shoplifters (category IIB; Japanese), directed by Hirokazu Koreeda . Lily Franky and Kirin Kiki co-star.
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