Only Yesterday - Studio Ghibli Fest 2022

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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

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.

Cast

  • Miki Imai
  • Toshirô Yanagiba
  • Youko Honna
  • Mayumi Iizuka
  • Masahiro Ito
  • Chie Kitagawa
  • Yuki Minowa
  • Yuuki Masuda

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Metacritic

100
Feb 23, 2016

Only Yesterday is unabashedly modest, but in its twin dialogues between the past and the present, and the undying lure of the country and the city, it’s a singularly specific story whose message echoes decades later.

Metacritic review by Michael Snydel
Michael Snydel
The Film Stage
90
Jan 1, 2016

Mr. Takahata’s psychologically acute film, which was based on a manga, seems to grow in impact, too, as the adult Takao comes to a richer understanding of what she wants and how she wants to live.

Metacritic review by Nicolas Rapold
Nicolas Rapold
The New York Times
100
Jan 1, 2016

Like “Kaguya,” it functions as a highly sensitive and empathetic consideration of the situation of women in Japanese society—but it’s also a breathtaking work of art on its own.

Metacritic review by Glenn Kenny
Glenn Kenny
RogerEbert.com