Comox Valley Art Gallery Winter Film Series presents Shoplifters

The Comox Valley Art Gallery screens the critically-acclaimed film, Shoplifters, Sunday, Jan. 20, and again Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Landmark Cinemas in Courtenay, as its next Winter Film Series presentation.

Both screenings begin at 5 p.m.

Winner of the 2018 Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Shoplifters explores the ways in which the security of a loving family — as well as the need to survive — can sometimes overshadow morally questionable behaviour.

Hirokazu Kore-eda continues to tell stories of complicated familial relationships in his latest feature. While it’s clear the family will go to almost any lengths to achieve basic financial stability, Shoplifters asks the audience to consider which life is more desirable: one full of love and support but dependent on unethical or illegal actions, or one that is socially accepted but ultimately empty.

“Who better than Kore-eda, a director who whispers instead of shouts, is able to capture contradictions and issues through such a subtle, unforced style of storytelling?” asks Deborah Young, of The Hollywood Reporter.

The film series, an ongoing fundraiser for CVAG, screens films from the Toronto International Film Festival through TIFF – Film Circuit.

Tickets are $14 for CVAG Members and $15 for Non-Members.

To purchase tickets over the phone call CVAG at 250-338-6211 or drop by the CVAG Shop at 580 Duncan Ave., Courtenay.

For full film listing, please visit: http://www.comoxvalleyartgallery.com/projects/film-series/

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