Will I Be Single Forever (12)


Will I Be Single Forever (12)

Tuesday 8th March 2022

Dir. Fukuda Momoko, Japan, 2021, 94 mins, subtitled. Cast. Tanaka Minami, Ichikawa Miwako, Matsumura Sayuri.

Mami is a writer in her thirties who shot to fame a decade prior when she published an essay on the value and happiness to be found in living as an independent woman. Though the essay gained her a mass readership, her more recent writing has not been successful. As she finds herself in this slump, she begins to worry about remaining single for the rest of her life. Meanwhile, three other women have gradually begun to doubt their own beliefs and lives. Based on a beloved comic, female director Fukuda Momoko helms this perceptive and sensitive depiction of the relatable lives of four women and their conflicted emotions, as they do their best to be happy in a Japanese society where singledom has been on the rise.

Cosmetic goodie bag competition:
Japan Foundation Touring Programme's sponsors SUQQU and Athletia, have kindly supplied goodie bags to win at the screenings of Will I be Single Forever and Ora Ora be Goin’ alone. Book a ticket and attend the screening for a chance to win a goodie bag containing skincare and make-up products! We’ll give away 2 goodie bags at each screening. The winners will be picked at random among audience members and announced at the end of the screening.

Dates & Times

 Tuesday 8th Mar 2022  5:45pm
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The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022

Will I be Single Forever – Tuesday 8th March
Ora Ora Be Goin’ Alone – Tuesday 15 March
The House on the Lost On The Cape – Tuesday 22 March
Life Untitled – Tuesday 29th March

The UK’s largest festival of Japanese cinema is back for its 19th edition with an exciting showcase of Japanese films, most of which have only recently been released in Japan, and all of which intricately render their respective dark depths of the human mind.
So, what constitutes an unfathomable ‘dark mind’ lurking beneath the surface in modern age Japan? Would the definition of it now be more diverse when the society we are living in is more complicated than before? Does such a psychological state add to an interesting cinematic story?
From recently released contemporary works, to anime and rare classics, the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022 aims to answer these questions and demonstrate how films, seemingly different in tone and style, have the same facet running through them and that all ultimately deal in human darkness. From crime films to charming dramas, presenting an assortment of stories about people from different walks of life, this programme will showcase the cinematic voices and skills of both experienced and emerging filmmakers and aims to cater to the varied tastes of the UK audiences.

Organised by: The Japan Foundation
Major Supporters: Yakult, Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
Sponsor in Kind: SUQQU, Athletia
Cultural Partner: The Japan Society

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