Hirokazu Kore-eda directs a compassionate and humanistic portrait of a ragtag family, in his Palme d'Or-winning drama of life on the fringes of Japanese society.
After another successful shoplifting spree, Osamu (Lily Franky) and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold and invite her home with them.
Osamu's wife Nobuyo (Sakura Ando) reluctantly agrees to shelter her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, relying on petty crime alongside their part-time jobs and inadequate incomes, they seem to live happily together. But when an unforeseen incident upsets the delicate balance the family have created, long-buried secrets resurface.
Part of Of Flesh and Blood: The Cinema of Hirokazu Kore-eda, a season of films and events celebrating the work of the Japanese director.
In this richly illustrated talk, Alexander Jacoby explores the work of Kore-eda.