This year’s Palme d’Or winner, “Shoplifters” (2018) by Hirokazu Koreeda (“Nobody Knows,” “Like Father, Like Son”), is a transcendental morality-crime-drama where family bonding matters.
The controversy centers on Japanese morality and the image they present to the world as a developed nation while some of its people still live in deficit, isolation, and poverty.
|Hirokazu Koreeda, director. Film critic José Alberto Hermosillo|
“Shoplifters” is the Japanese Official Entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards® and, without a doubt, is a sure contender to reach an Oscar® nomination this year.
“Shoplifters” is amusing, unforgettable, and heartbreaking. For some audiences are hard to connect the actions and relationships of every character in the film due to the cryptic, opaque, and at the same time, complex emotions reflected in the story.
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