Shoptlifters (15)

(Manbiki Kazoku)

Playing at The Theatre

Mon 18th February

In Japanese with English subtitles

Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2018, Shoplifters is an exceptional drama about the forces holding a struggling family together. In Tokyo, the Shibatas routinely turn to petty thieving to make ends meet; but despite their poverty, when father Osamu and son Shota happen upon a little girl after one of their shoplifting sessions, they take her in. A rare depiction of Japanese society’s urban underclass, Shoplifters is a rich and satisfying film that will challenge stereotypes and win hearts in equal measure.


Part of our Off The Beaten Track programme of independent and innovative cinema from across the world - perfect for the more adventurous film-lover. 


"Tenderness, humour and detail" **** The Independent

Ticketing Info

Monday 18th February, 7.30pm

All tickets £7.50

Part of our Off the Beaten Track season of independent and innovative cinema from across the world. 

All prices include any booking fees.


Friends Priority Booking:

Booking for Friends of The Theatre opens at 10am on 4th February 2019. Please book in person or call the Box Office on 01608 642350.

We hope to offer online priority booking for friends later in 2019. 

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