How to Steal a Dog

screens: 
Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 11:45
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 10:00
location: 
Vancity Theatre
1181 Seymour St.
tickets: 
$9 adult; $6 child, youth, senior; $5 each for groups of 10 or more
Director: 
Kim Seong-ho
length: 
84min
year: 
2014
country: 
South Korea

개를 훔치는 완벽한 방법

In Korean with English subtitles

Ten-year-old Ji-so is desperate. Ever since her father left, she’s been living in a pizza truck with her mom, and looking after her little brother, Ji-suk. Deeply embarrassed by her situation, Ji-so desperately wants to live a normal life in a house, but her mother is barely making ends meet in her job as a waitress. When Ji-so finds a poster offering a five-hundred-dollar reward for the return of a lost dog, she believes the money would be enough to buy exactly the type of house she yearns for. She and her school friend Chae-rang hatch a plan. They will steal the dog owned by her mother’s rich employer and claim a reward for its return.

This delightful comedy sheds light on homelessness from a child’s perspective. It is based on the book of the same name by Barbara O'Connor. For anyone who is unable to, or prefers not to read subtitles, a limited number of headphones will be available with a subtitle reader at the Saturday, April 9 screening only. This is an accessible option for younger readers and the visually impaired. 

Recommended for ages 8+ (younger for strong readers)
 
Themes: family, homelessness, morality
 
Note:  This film screens as part of our    program for grade 4-7 (Tuesday, Apri 12).  For anyone who is unable to, or prefers not to read subtitles, a limited number of headphones will be available with a subtitle reader at the Saturday, April 9 screening only. This is an accessible option for younger readers and the visually impaired.