Cannes Palme d'Or winner 'Shoplifters to be displayed in Slemani International Film Festival

Japan's "Shoplifters,” that won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes festival earlier this year will compete in the main competition section of “World Cinema” of 3rd edition of Slemani International Film Festival, scheduled for October 10-16 in Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan.

Isfahan (IMNA) - The family drama directed by Hirokazu Kore’eda, that won the Palme d'Or at the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, will be screened in Slemani festival at the “Cinema City” hall in Sulaymaniyah.

The movie is slated to compete for winning the “Golden Pine” award with several films from Japan, Turkey, France, Germany, Lebanon, Poland, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Australia and Iran. Japan has put forward box office smash “Shoplifters” as its entry for the Best Foreign Film category at the 91st Academy Awards.

Family drama “Shoplifters” is to represent Japan on the longlist for Best Foreign Film ahead of the 2019 Oscars. Kore'eda is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, and editor. In 1995, at the Venice Film Festival, he won a Golden Osella Award for Best Director for first fiction feature film, "Maborosi".  

At the 1999 Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema, he won awards for Best Film and Best Screenplay for his film "After Life". He began his career in television and has since directed more than a dozen feature films, including Nobody Knows (2004), Still Walking (2008), and After the Storm (2016). 

He won the Jury Prize at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival for "Like Father, Like Son" and won the Palme d'Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival for "Shoplifters".

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