November 19, Monday

Shoplifters (万引き家族) (2018)

Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
Japan | R | Crime, Drama | Japanese | 121 min
Venue: Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue
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Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. A Japanese couple stuck with part-time jobs and hence inadequate incomes avail themselves of the fruits of shoplifting to make ends meet. They are not alone in this behaviour. The younger and the older of the household are in on the act. The unusual routine is about to change from carefree and matter-of-fact to something more dramatic, however, as the couple open their doors to a beleaguered teenager. The reasons for the family and friends’ habit and their motivations come under the microscope. 

Leto (Лето) (2018)

Directed by Kirill Serebrennikov
France, Russia | R | Biography, Music, Romance | English, Russian | 126 min
Venue: Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue
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Leningrad, one summer in the early eighties. Smuggling LP’s by Lou Reed and David Bowie, the underground rock scene is boiling ahead of the Perestroika. Mike and his beautiful wife Natasha meet with young Viktor Tsoï. Together with friends, they will change the destiny of rock’n’roll in the Soviet Union.