ONCE UPON A TIME...SHOPLIFTERS
In production. A film by Emmanuel Hamon
“Once upon a time… Shoplifters” retraces the development, production and reception of Japanese filmmaker Hirozaku Kore-Eda’s film, winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. Directed by Emmanuel Hamon, this documentary will be shot in Japan in the fall of 2019. Featuring interviews with the filmmaker and his crew, as well as with social action experts, and footage shot in Tokyo’s deprived neighbourhoods; It will also attempt to demonstrate how, through his portrait of a “reconstituted” family, Kore-Eda expresses his anger at the situation faced by the unemployed, the elderly without resources, the abandoned children, and others left behind in his country.