Watch Shoplifters, streaming on Amazon Prime, and join us Saturday, October 9 at 7:30 p.m. for the discussion.
This remarkable film attempts to redefine what a "family" is. A loose affiliation of unrelated individuals demonstrates the unspoken but deep bonds of a multigenerational group, as they struggle individually and jointly with issues that arise. Only their humanity connects them. Directed by one of the most humanistic directors working today, Hirokazu Kore-eda is a Japanese master at taking the understated mundane and elevating it to profound human drama and understanding. In his inimitable style, Kore-eda intrigues us with laughter and tears, affirmation and denial, silence and love.