“Shoplifters” Wins Best Foreign Film at the 44th César AwardsJapan

The Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's feature film “Shoplifters”, co-financed and produced by AOI Pro., has won the Best Foreign Film Award at the 44th César Awards, which is the French equivalent of Oscars. This is the first time in 38 years for a Japanese film to win the award - since Akira Kurosawa's "Kagemusha" also known as “Shadow Warrior” in 1981. “Shoplifters”, which won Palme d'Or at the 2018 Cannes International Film Festival, has been highly acclaimed in France and topped the box office in Paris in its first week.

Hirokazu Kore-eda commented, "Palme d'Or was the starting point of this film. By getting to César, its journey happily wrapped up.”

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