Hirokazu Kore-eda’s (Nobody Knows, Like Father, Like Son, Still Walking) first film is considered by many to be one the of the finest films in Japanese cinema. Wife and new mother, Yukimo is regularly troubled by a nightmare about the death of her grandmother. When tragedy strikes her husband, the stress forces her into hermit-like solitude until a kindly widower attempts to draw her from her shell.
Kore-eda’s Shoplifters won the 2018 Palme d’Or at Cannes so we thought it time to reintroduce the master’s first and perhaps finest work. A subtly moving masterpiece starring Makiko Esumi, Tadanobu Asano and Takashi Naitô.