Why ‘Shoplifters’ Director Hirokazu Kore-eda is Cannes’ Favorite Japanese Auteur

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Japanese film “Shoplifters” been described as a surprise winner of the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or. That may have more to do with the director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s steady output and six previous appearances in Cannes, rather than any slight against his latest humanist drama, which is both familiar and inventive. Cannes jury president Cate Blanchett […]