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Daisy Ridley Leads Voice Cast for Studio Ghibli’s ‘Only Yesterday’

Playing in New York at the IFC Center, new English-language version of ‘The Tale of the Princess Kaguya’ director Isao Takahata’s 1991 animated feature, ‘Only Yesterday,’ expands to additional cities beginning February 26.

Independent animation distributor GKIDS has unveiled 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 and new poster below:

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

Here’s the synopsis:

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 opened in New York at IFC Center on January 1, and will expand to additional cities February 26.

Source: GKIDS

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.