Daisy Ridley Leads the Voice Cast in Only Yesterday

Posted by at 11:05 am on December 30, 2015


GKids has revealed a new trailer, interview video, and poster for the English-language version of Only Yesterday, the 1991 animated classic from Studio Ghibli and its co-founder, Academy Award nominee Isao Takahata (The Tale of the Princess Kaguya). Check out the videos below, along with the new poster below!

The new Studio Ghibli produced English voice cast includes Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel). Long considered an unseen masterpiece by critics and fans alike, the film has never before been released in North America.

It’s 1982, and Taeko is 27 years old, unmarried, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. While traveling by train to visit family in the country, memories flood back of her as a schoolgirl in 1966, and she starts to question whether she has been true to herself. Elegantly switching between her adult present and childhood flashbacks, Isao Takahata brilliantly explores the drama, humor and enchantment of everyday life, in a poignant and achingly beautiful masterpiece from one of the world’s most revered animation studios. Considered a lost gem, the remarkable Only Yesterday was recently included in Time Out’s list of the “Best 100 Animated Movies Ever Made,” and counts Wes Anderson and Roger Ebert among its admirers.

The film is directed by Isao Takahata and produced by Toshio Suzuki. The English version is produced by Geoffrey Wexler and Studio Ghibli.

Only Yesterday will open in New York at IFC Center on January 1 and expand to additional cities February 26.



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