Thursday 10 January at 1.30pm & 7.45pm
Running time – 121 minutes
Director – Hirokazu Koreeda
Starring – Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, Mayu Matsuoka
In Japanese with English subtitles
Full of emotion and characters of unassuming depth, this superb family drama from Kore-eda (Nobody Knows) won the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2018.
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, and barely makes enough money through petty crime to survive, they seem to live happily together, until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets and shakes the bonds that unite them.