Just months after premiering “The Third Murder” in Venice, Hirokazu Kore-eda is back with a new film. The Japanese auteur has been a mainstay of the festival circuit for years, making frequent trips to Cannes with acclaimed dramas like “Nobody Knows,” “Our Little Sister,” and “After the Storm.” “Shoplifters” is set for theatrical release in Japan on June 8, notes the Film Stage, making another Croisette debut entirely possible. Watch the film’s first teaser below.
Here’s the synopsis: “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…”
Lily Franky, Sakura Ando, Kengo Kora, Sosuke Ikematsu, Chizuru Ikewaki, Yuki Yamada, Yoko Moriguchi, and Akira Emoto star in “Shoplifters,” which doesn’t yet have U.S. distribution — but likely will after its festival premiere, whereupon some intrepid distributor will see the film and decide it wants some of that sweet, sweet Kore-eda money.