SHOPLIFTERS – 8 Jan – Vue Cinema Hull

Hull Independent Cinema presents: SHOPLIFTERS

Tue 8 Jan, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema Hull

Hirokazu Kore-eda | 2018 | Japan | Cert 15 | 121 mins | Japanese with English subtitles


Tickets can be purchased in advance exclusively via HULL BOX OFFICE.

Tickets are not available via the Vue Box Office online or in person, and are not included in Vue’s £4.99 ticket deal. Tickets available via Hull Box Office online/over the phone, or on the door on the night from the Hull Independent Cinema sales table. Tickets are unreserved seating – seat choice is first come, first served, upon doors opening.

Programme details

Vue Cinemas has one of the best concessions in town, so why not come along early to grab a drink and a snack?

Doors to the screening room open around ten minutes before the performance starts

7:30pm: Programme starts. Introductions, trailer reel (10 mins). Main feature: SHOPLIFTERS

9:45pm: Programme ends


The winner of this year’s top prize at Cannes, SHOPLIFTERS follows a small band of marginalized misfits struggling to make ends meet on the outskirts of Tokyo. Shoplifting to get by, they decide to secretly adopt a little girl foraging for scraps in the freezing cold – before an unforeseen incident begins to test their bond… It’s a welcome return by the renowned Japanese director, Kore-ada (Still Walking, Like Father Like Son) who shines a spotlight on the struggling classes with his usual insight, compassion and humour. A triumph of subtlety over spectacle, Shoplifters is sure to steal your heart.

Featuring Kriin Kiki, Lily Franky, Sosuke Ikematsu, Sakura Ando, Moemi Katayama, Mayu Matsuoka

Awards and Reviews

Winner, Palme d’Or – Cannes Film Festival

“Hirokazu Kore-eda is now an established Cannes heavyweight and he shows why with this complex and nuanced family drama. ” ★★★★ – The Guardian

“Kore-eda’s Palme d’Or winner is a thrilling, beautiful tale of Toyko’s down-and-outs ” ★★★★★ – The Telegraph

SHOPLIFTERS is rated 15. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).

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