Award-winning Japanese film 'Shoplifter' comes to China

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The film "Shoplifter," the winner of the Palme d'Or at the 71st Cannes Film Festival in May, has been screening in China since Friday.
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The film "Shoplifter," the winner of the Palme d'Or at the 71st Cannes Film Festival in May, has been screening in China since Friday.

The award-winning film is directed by Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda, who has two films released in China this year -- "The Third Murder" screened in March.

Adapted from a real news event in Japan, the film tells the story of an impoverished family who steals to survive.

Hirokazu Kore-eda, born in 1962, is a master of family-themed films, using a plain and simple style to convey deep and meaningful messages. He gained popularity with Chinese audiences with his two films -- "Our Little Sister" and "After the Storm."

Since he started making films in the early 1990s, Hirokazu Kore-eda has directed many well-known films such as "I Wish" and "After Life."

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