Japan | 119 min | PG | DCP | Dir. Isao Takahata
A "lost classic" from Studio Ghibli ("Spirited Away", "My Neighbor Totoro") never released in America, Only Yesterday is now receiving an English-language release for its 25th anniversary! Daisy Ridley (STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS) and Dev Patel (SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE) star.
It's 1982, and Taeko is 27, unmarried, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. She decides to visit relatives in the countryside, and memories flood back of her youth: the first stirrings of romance, puberty, and the frustrations of math and boys. She meets a young farmer, Toshio, and begins to wonder if she's been true to the dreams of her childhood self. From Academy Award-nominated director Isao Takahata ("Tale of The Princess Kaguya"), 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.