Hosted By: Bermuda International Film Festival

Japan / 2018 / 121 minutes / Narrative Feature

Japanese with English subtitles

Rated: R (United States)

Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda

Featuring: Lily Franky, Sakura Ardo, Mayu Matsuoka, Kiri Kiki, Jyo Kairi, Miyu Sasaki

Winner, Palme D’Or, Cannes Film Festival


Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

“This is a film that steals in and snatches your heart.” – Daily Telegraph

This beautifully crafted and deeply compassionate film explores the true meaning of family. On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders are united by fierce loyalty, a penchant for petty theft and playful grifting. After a shoplifting session, 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 barely makes enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together. When the young son is arrested, secrets are exposed that upend their tenuous, below-the-radar existence and test their quietly radical belief that it is love—not blood—that defines a family.