Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda won the Palme d’Or at Cannes for Shoplifters, a critically acclaimed family drama with unguessable plot. Photo: EPA

‘Shoplifters’ director Hirokazu Kore-eda won top prize at Cannes, then faced fury for shaming Japan

Cannes acclaim quickly turned to criticism for Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda

Topic |   Asian cinema: Japanese films

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Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda won the Palme d’Or at Cannes for Shoplifters, a critically acclaimed family drama with unguessable plot. Photo: EPA
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