Only Yesterday

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  • PG
It’s 1982, and Taeko (Daisy Ridley) is 27 years old, unmarried, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. She decides to visit her relatives in the countryside, and as the train travels through the night, memories flood back of her younger years: the... read more
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It’s 1982, and Taeko (Daisy Ridley) is 27 years old, unmarried, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. She decides to visit her relatives in the countryside, and as the train travels through the night, memories flood back of her younger years: the first immature stirrings of romance, the onset of puberty, and the frustrations of math and boys. At the station she is met by young farmer Toshio (Dev Patel), and the encounters with him begin to reconnect her to forgotten longings. In lyrical switches between the present and the past, Taeko contemplates the arc of her life, and wonders if she has been true to the dreams of her childhood self. From Academy Award®-nominated director Isao Takahata (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya) and general producer Hayao Miyazaki, Only Yesterday is a masterpiece of time and tone, rich with humor and stirring emotion, and beautifully animated by one of the world’s most revered animation studios. Critically acclaimed but never before released in North America, the film is receiving a national theatrical release in a new, Studio Ghibli-produced, English-language version in celebration of its 25th anniversary.

Original Release

07/20/1991

US Release

01/06/2012

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Cast

Daisy Ridley Taeko
Miki Imai Taeko / Taeko Okajima (voice)
Toshirô Yanagiba Toshio / Toshio (voice)
Youko Honna Taeko (Child) / Taeko (voice)
Mayumi Izuka Tsuneko / Tsuneko Tani (voice)
Masahiro Ito Father (voice) / Father
Chie Kitagawa Grandmother / Taeko's Grandmother (voice)
Yuuki Masuda Shuji Hirota / Hirota (voice)
Yuki Minowa Yaeko / Yaeko (voice)
Michie Terada Mother / Mother (voice)
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Isao Takahata

Writers

Isao Takahata, Hotaru Okamoto, Yuuko Tone, David Freedman

Cast

Daisy Ridley Taeko
Miki Imai Taeko / Taeko Okajima (voice)
Toshirô Yanagiba Toshio / Toshio (voice)
Youko Honna Taeko (Child) / Taeko (voice)
Mayumi Izuka Tsuneko / Tsuneko Tani (voice)
Masahiro Ito Father (voice) / Father
Chie Kitagawa Grandmother / Taeko's Grandmother (voice)
Yuuki Masuda Shuji Hirota / Hirota (voice)
Yuki Minowa Yaeko / Yaeko (voice)
Michie Terada Mother / Mother (voice)
Yorie Yamashita Nanako / Nanako (voice)
Ichiro Nagai Torahige / Torahige (voice)
Hirozumi Satō Abe
Mei Oshitani Aiko
Tara Sands Additional Voices / Osage
Megumi Komine Toko
Yukiyo Takizawa Rie
Masashi Ishikawa Soo
Koji Goto Kazuo
Sachiko Ishikawa Kiyoko

Producers

Hayao Miyazaki Executive Producer
Ritsuo Isobe Executive Producer
Yoshio Sasaki Executive Producer
Yasuyoshi Tokuma Executive Producer
Yasuyoshi Tokuma Producer
Toshio Suzuki Producer
Hayao Miyazaki Producer
Hideo Ogata Producer
Shigeharu Shiba Producer
Tatsumi Yamashita Producer
Toru Hara Producer
Geoffrey Wexler Producer

Editors

Naoki Kaneko, Tomoko Kida, Yasutaka Môri, Takeshi Seyama

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