Yesterday Never Ends

A couple meets at their son’s grave ten years after his death; his plot is to make way for a casino city. Anger, hatred and bitterness erupt. A nightmarish drama that goes far beyond this couple’s private grief and points towards the end of society.

Map of the Sounds of Tokyo

Ryu is a solitary girl whose fragile appearance is in stark contrast with the double life she leads, working nights at a Tokyo fishmarket and sporadically taking on jobs as a hit-woman.Mr Nagara is a powerful impresario mourning the loss of his daughter Midori, who has committed suicide. He blames David, a Spaniard who runs a wine business in Tokyo.Mr Nagara’s employee, Ishida, was silently in love with Midori and hires Ryu to murder David.A sound engineer, obsessed with the sounds of the Japanese city and fascinated with Ryu, witnesses this love story which searches the shadows of the human soul, reaching deep into places where only silence has the power of eloquence.

Learning to Drive

After her lover leaves her, a Manhattan writer (Patricia Clarkson) finds strange solace in her biweekly lessons with a Sikh driving instructor (Ben Kingsley), in this adaptation of Katha Pollitt’s 2002 essay for The New Yorker. [Synopsis courtesy of Toronto International Film Festival]

Venice 70: Future Reloaded

Made for the Venice Film Festival’s 70th anniversary, 70 filmmakers made a short film between 60 and 90 seconds long on their interpretation of the future of cinema