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MIFF - Closing Gala - Shoplifters

Sunday September 1, 2019 7pm

MIFF - Closing Gala - Shoplifters


Awards: 43 wins & 81 nominations
Directed By: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Language: Japanese, English subtitles
Country: Japan
Rating: 14A
Runs: 121 minutes

After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu's wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them.

“These motley individuals have bruised souls. And the pain runs deep. As the film progresses, writer/director Hirokazu Kore-eda parcels out clue after clue." Stephen Garrett, Book & Film Globe

“This kind of subtle richness is not new for Kore-Eda, though it's as satisfying here as it's ever been.” Emily Yoshida, NewYorkMagazine/Vulture

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Tonight's Film Sponsors:
Brian Renken - Professional Corporation Barristers & Solicitors
Apple Harvest Craft Show

1 Matinee Film  $15 per person
All 4 Matinee Files  $50 per person
1 Film & *Party  $35 per person
All 4 Films & *Parties  $120 per person
1 MIFF Dinner $50  
All 4 Dinners $180 per person

*Your Evening Film includes the "After Party" with a complimentary drink, Chef inspired appetizers, who's who mingling, popcorn, coffee & a chance to win the Trivia Quiz prize, all in the MIFF Festival tent.

Presented by Meaford Culture Foundation