Please allow extra time to get seated for this screening. We advise arriving to Leeds Town Hall at 7.30pm. The film will start at 8pm. 

Winner of this year’s Palme d’Or, this deeply rich story of a deeply poor family will steal your heart. On wintry Tokyo backstreets, a man and his young boy are doing the shopping for the household – their practiced shoplifting routine yields food for everyone. Going home they spot a hungry little girl and before long the family has extended to six – poor but loving, and often joyful. From the director of Like Father, Like Son and Our Little Sister comes his most beautifully satisfying film yet. 
'A tender ensemble piece whose skillful performances dovetail into a perfectly symphonic whole, Shoplifters is 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

[My films are complicated because] life is never simple. Producing a narrative that is easy to understand is not important. Rather, I believe we have to pass on that something that apparently seems simple is indeed complicated.' Hirokazu Kore-eda, Director.