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Past Event

World Cinema Series

Shoplifters Virtual Panel Discussion

Join us for a World Cinema Series zoom discussion illuminating the theme “Living on the Edge: Displacement, Identity, and Resilience” by analyzing the message and impact of the 2018 film, Shoplifters.

Shoplifters is a 2018 Japanese drama film directed, written and edited by Hirokazu Kore-eda. Starring Lily Franky and Sakura Ando, it is about a family that relies on shoplifting to cope with a life of poverty.

Shoplifters premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Palme d’Or. The film Shoplifters won three Mainichi Film Awards, including Best Film, and the Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Feature Film, and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars and the Golden Globes.

The discussion of the film will be led by Dr. Rekha Datta, professor in the department of Political Science and Dr. Frank Cipriani, specialist professor in the department of World Languages and Literature.

The film is available for streaming on a number of platforms including Vudu, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, Google Play Movies and TV, or iTunes (for rent or purchase).

When you register you will be provided the meeting link to join the conversation. Free and open to the public, but registration is required.