How Palme d’Or Winner ‘Shoplifters’ Made ‘The Invisible People’ Visible

A version of this story about “Shoplifters” first appeared in the Foreign Language issue of TheWrap’s Oscar magazine.

On his seventh trip to the Cannes Film Festival, Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda finally won the Palme d’Or for “Shoplifters,” his slow-paced, humanistic drama about a household bound not by blood but by the variety of petty crimes they commit in order to survive.

The film is Japan’s entry in the Oscar foreign-language race this year, and this interview is one...

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