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Haruomi Hosono Soundtrack for Cannes Winner 'Shoplifters' to be Released

Haruomi Hosono credit: Billboard Japan
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Haruomi Hosono

The original soundtrack album of Hirokazu Kore-eda's film Shoplifters, composed by <a href="/articles/news/international/8455425/haruomi-hosono-uk-london-Brighton-tour-dates">Haruomi Hosono</a>, will be released digitally Friday (June 8).

The movie, which received the prestigious award for best film, the Palme d'Or, at this year's Cannes Film Festival will be released in Japanese theaters on the same day. 

The veteran Japanese musician and producer composed, performed and mixed all the pieces for the movie. "He scored it beautifully," says Kore-eda, adding that it had been a longtime dream of his to work with Hosono and that he was more than pleased with the result.

Hosono is scheduled to perform at the the Barbican Hall in London on June 23, and at The Old Market in Brighton, England, on June 25.

Watch the Shoplifters trailer here:
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