The Canadian Premiere of Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters will close the 2018 Special Presentations program of the Toronto International Film Festival. After a remarkably successful run in Japan and abroad, TIFF is excited to bring this thoughtful drama by the Japanese master to Canada for the very first time.
“Shoplifters is about connections, family, and what keeps us together,” said Piers Handling, Director & CEO of TIFF. “We’ve been fortunate to present many films by Kore-eda at TIFF, including After Life (1998), Like Father, Like Son (2013), and Our Little Sister (2015). We’re delighted to share his Palme d’Or–winning film with Toronto audiences.”
Equal parts incisive social critique and nuanced family portrait, the latest from Japanese master Hirokazu Kore-eda — winner of this year’s Palme d’Or at Cannes — follows a small band of marginalized misfits struggling to make ends meet in a merciless urban environment.
The 43rd Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 6 to 16, 2018.