Part of the 2022 season: What Lies Beneath

Will I Be Single Forever?

Zutto dokushin de irutsumori,  ずっと独身でいるつもり?

Director FUKUDA Momoko


UK Premiere, 2021, 94 min, English Subtitles

Mami (TANAKA Minami) 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 – Yukino (ICHIKAWA Miwako), who, inspired by Mami’s book, is determined to stay single; Ayaka (TOKUNAGA Eri), a mother of one who is an Instagram housewife; and Miho (MATSUMURA Sayuri) who uses her youthful charms while earning a living as a sugar baby.

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.

Screening dates

Below you will find screening details at various cinemas nationwide.

More screenings will be added as they are confirmed so keep checking back!