image for Film item typeShoplifters (15) plus Food Bank Collection at The Courtyard

Film, Mon 4 - Thu 7 Feb 2019, £5-£7

Shoplifters (15)

Shoplifters (15)


Edgar Street,

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Japanese with English subtitles

The master of understated, but intoxicatingly thoughtful and humanist Japanese cinema, Kore-eda this time serves up a tale of morality and blurred boundaries, questioning the definition of family. Casual labourer Osamu makes his family money selling the wares collected by his thieving boy, Shota. Wife Noboyu works the laundry and steals as well, while daughter Aki participates in soft-porn shows in town, and grandmother Hatsue is an addicted gambler. When Osamu and Shota find a shivering young girl on the street, they take her in as their daughter and sister, a new protege for the family of thieves to train. Appearing neglected and abused by her own parents, despite calls on TV about her going missing, worries about returning her are allayed, but Shota creates cause for concern, when jealousy takes hold.

Nobody should be pushed to such extreme measures for survival so we are encouraging our audience members to bring a donation for Hereford Food Bank when they come and see Shoplifters.

“His Cannes Competition film is a gorgeous thing, a kind of culmination of all of the director’s best qualities.”
Jessica Kiang, BFI Sight & Sound

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Event details

Dates Times
Mon 4 - Thu 7 Feb 2019
Monday 4 Feb - 2pm
Wednesday 6 Feb - 2.30pm
Thursday 7 Feb - 5.30pm


Tickets £7, Concession £6.50, Child Under 16 £5



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Map reference: SO 508406  Lat: 52.06159 Long: -2.71904

The Courtyard is located on the A49 Leominster road opposite the Hereford United football ground north of the city centre. Within easy reach of the railway station and both bus stations


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