The Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda won the Palme d’Or at the 71st Cannes Film Festival for Shoplifters, about a family of thieves and throwaways living on the margins in Japan. Magnolia acquired U.S. rights from Wild Bunch and CAA. It also sold to Film Europe for Czech Republic and Slovakia, Filmbazar for Denmark, Edko for Hong Kong, Lev Cinemas/ Shani for Israel, Gaga for Japan, Clover for Singapore, Tcast for So. Korea, Kino Pavasaris for the Baltics, September for Benelux, Golem for Spain, Cineworx for Switzerland, Cai Chang for Taiwan, Filmarti for Turkey. Read the Indiewire review here.
Palme d’Or Winner, Cannes Competition
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