故事发生在1921年，玛格丽特（凯瑟琳·弗洛 饰）是一位热爱音乐却唱歌走音的女人，她拥有着这一座邻近巴黎的大城堡，也有着一小群观众在城堡里听她歌唱，可这些伪善的观众却在玛格丽特背后偷偷嘲笑她。一位年轻的记者写了一篇关于她表演的文章，玛格丽特深信自己的音乐才能，想要做一次公共演出。根据美国女高音Florence Foster Jenkins的故事改编而成，她因为糟糕的歌唱技巧而在上世纪30-40年代走红。
Kato is an aspiring screenwriter treading water. He spends his days pitching stories to offbeat agents and executives who are anything but impressed. Not that he has run out of ideas, they just don’t seem to go anywhere. Unlike his relationship with his girlfriend Zigzag – that one is going down the drain. Little does Kato – or anyone – know that life is about to take some seriously weird turns.
While out to buy the special brand of food for his girlfriend’s dog Cerberus, Kato discovers an abandoned convenience store that transforms his trajectory. A stumble into a refrigerator catapults him into a realm of fantastical inspiration boosted by an eccentric couple he meets along the way. Might this be the key to getting his mojo back?
Miki Satoshi (Adrift in Tokyo, What to Do with the Dead Kaiju?) returns with a surreal and quirky indie film that manages to be both charming and deeply philosophical. Teaming up with Japanese cinema expert and notable critic for The Japan Times Mark Schilling (Art, Cult and Commerce: Japanese Cinema Since 2000), Convenience Story takes you on an eccentric Dantean ride brimming with psychological tension and the zest of karma. From the purgatory of writer’s block, to a hell of an adventure, Kato’s journey is a satisfying and thoughtful tale.