Watch Daisy Ridley and Dev Patel in the new English dub of Ghibli's Only Yesterday
Only Yesterday, Studio Ghibli's 1991 film is getting a belated US and UK cinema release with a brand new English dub led by Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire).
Its 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 humour and stirring emotion, and beautifully animated by one of the worlds most revered animation studios. Critically acclaimed but never before released in UK cinemas, the film is receiving a new, Studio Ghibli-produced, English-language version in celebration of its 25th anniversary
Only Yesterday hits cinemas today and arrives on Blu-ray in August.
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