Yuko Tanaka & Yu Aoi are cast in movie “I’ll Live By Myself” (literal title). The film is based on 2017 novel “Ora Ora de Hitori Igumo” by Chisako Wakatake and directed by Shuichi Okita (“The Woodsman and the Rain“). The novel is Chiako Wakatake’s first novel and it was published when in 2017 when Chisako Wakatake was 63 years old. For the movie, Yuko Tanaka and Yu Aoi will play main character Momoko, but in different periods of her life.
“I’ll Live By Myself” will be released sometime later this year in Japan.
Plot synopsis by AsianWiki: Momoko (Yuko Tanaka) is 75-years-old and lives alone.
In 1964, Momoko (Yu Aoi) came by herself to Tokyo from her hometown. She met Shuzo and married him. They raised two children together, but Shuzo suddenly passes away. Momoko is dumbfounded by being alone again. She begins to go to the library and borrows books. This changes her life.