WINNER of the 2018 Palme d'Or at the Cannes film festival, Shoplifters (15) will be Theatr Mwldan Film Society’s next screening in Cardigan on Sunday, March 17 (6pm).

In Tokyo, Osamu and Nobuyo are raising their family in poverty, subsidising what little income they have with petty thievery.

On a shoplifting expedition with his son, Shota, they discover Yuri, a homeless girl. Taking her home, they see evidence of abuse and despite their strained finances, informally adopt her.

“In Shoplifters” a beautifully felt family drama, the Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda dives into the mess with a story about a household on the ragged edge,” says The NY Times

“This is a brilliant and audacious film, one of his very best, a study of family trauma and fear of poverty,” writes The Guardian, while The Independent says: “Kore-eda excels in working with kids. He again elicits extraordinarily moving and layered performances from his child actors here.”