ONLY YESTERDAY

Realizing that she is at a crossroads in her life, bored twenty-something office worker Taeko heads for the countryside, on a trip to her brother-in-law's farm. The trip dredges up forgotten childhood memories which unfold in flashback to younger years: the first immature stirrings of romance, the onset of puberty, and the frustrations of math and boys. In lyrical switches between the present and the past, Taeko wonders if she has been true to the dreams of her childhood self. Directed by Isao Takahata and produced by Hayao Miyazaki, Only Yesterday is a double period piece that beautifully evokes both the 1960s and 1980s, and the quintessential drama of Japanese school-day nostalgia. (Fully subtitled)

Director:

Isao Takahata

Cast:

Voices of Miki Imai, Toshirô Yanagiba, Youko Honna, Mayumi Iizuka, Masahiro Ito, Chie Kitagawa, Yoshimasa Kondô, Yuuki Masuda, Yuki Minowa, Michie Terada, Yorie Yamashita

MPAA Rating:

NR

Run Time:

1hr 58mins

Release Year:

1991

Country Of Origin:

Japan