Shoplifters is a masterful portrayal of a struggling Japanese household that unites through circumstances rather than blood. Image courtesy Magnolia Pictures

Found family: Shoplifters turns tradition upside down

In Shoplifters, director Hirokazu Kore-eda explores the beauty and morality that forms within societal fractures. The characters live as any family ought: They are supportive, caring, loving, and do what they must to help each other survive. They uphold the epitome of family values, except they are criminals and none of them are related. Every […]