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.

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

Topic |   Asian cinema: Japanese films

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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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