An ill-tempered, depressed old man forced into early retirement seeks a new lease of life in a pair of tabla drums left behind by his ex-tenant.

The Drum

The Drum is a short film that follows the journey of Kang, a recently retired man in his 60s dealing with the sudden onset of a late-life crisis. He realises that he must mend old conflicts and learn to accept his new life or risk losing himself in the emptiness of old age.

[Viddsee Community] Learn more about the making of this film from filmmaker Ler Jiyuan himself here!