A World Cinema Presentation – Wed., Feb. 6 Only
Winner of the Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or.
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. (R, 121 mins)
“… a work of such emotional delicacy and formal modesty that you’re barely prepared when the full force of what it’s doing suddenly knocks you sideways.” – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
“It’s in theory the worst family movie of 2018 — and in practice one of the year’s best films.” – Ty Burr, Boston Globe
“Every scene adds another onion-skinlike layer, adding density and mass so slowly that you hardly notice the emotional weight of it all until it is suddenly overwhelming.” – Emily Yoshida, New York Magazine