Canadian Premiere Of Shoplifters To Close TIFF 2018 Special Presentations Programme

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The Toronto International Film Festival is pleased to announce that the Canadian Premiere of Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters will close the 2018 Special Presentations programme. After a remarkably successful run in Japan and abroad, TIFF is excited to bring this thoughtful drama by the Japanese master to Canada for the very first time.

“Shoplifters is about connections, family, and what keeps us together,” said Piers Handling, Director & CEO of TIFF. “We’ve been fortunate to present many films by Kore-eda at TIFF, including After Life (1998), Like Father, Like Son (2013), and Our Little Sister (2015). We’re delighted to share his Palme d’Or–winning film wit Toronto audiences.”
Equal parts incisive social critique and nuanced family portrait, Shoplifters follows a small band of marginalized misfits struggling to make ends meet in a merciless urban environment.

The 43rd Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 6 to 16, 2018.
For film synopses, cast lists, images, and more information see

Festival ticket packages start at $105.

Purchase packages online at, by phone (416.599.TIFF or   1.888.599.8433), or in person at TIFF Bell Lightbox until August 13, while quantities last.
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