So, in case your curious about the film that just won the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes film festival, here is the trailer for Kore-eda Hirokazu’s Shoplifters. Magnolia Pictures has obtained the rights to release this film in North America but, as far as I know, it still doesn’t have an American release date.
(If I’m wrong about the lack of a definite release deate, please feel free to correct me in the comments.)
Here’s the plot of the film, according to Wikipedia:
In Tokyo, Osamu Shibata is married to Nobuyo, who live in poverty. Osamu receives occasional employment and Nobuyo has a low-paying job, but the family relies in large part on the grandmother’s pension. Osamu takes his son Shota shoplifting for groceries, and discover a girl, Yuri, homeless. Osamu takes Yuri to their home, where the family informally adopts her. However, the Tokyo police, aware Yuri is missing, begin to search for her.
And here’s the trailer!