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Cannes Film Festival: Shoplifters wins top prize

Critics are calling the Japanese film a modern masterpiece.

    The Japanese drama Shoplifters by Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda was the big winner at the Cannes Film Festival.

    It's about a group of Tokyo misfits and crooks who form an alternative family and take in an abused girl they find.

    The festival saw a politically-charged week with many actors calling for more gender equality in the film industry.

    Al Jazeera's Charlie Angela reports from Cannes.


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