‘Only Yesterday’ Trailer Features the Voices of Daisy Ridley and Dev Patel

Studio Ghibli Animated Film

North American film distributor GKids has debuted a new trailer and poster for the English-language version of Isao Takahata‘s Only Yesterday, the 1991 animated classic from Studio Ghibli.

In the new dub, Star Wars breakout Daisy Ridley and Dev Patel headline the voice cast. The new re-release version is produced by Geoffrey Wexler and Studio Ghibli. The film will open in New York at IFC Center on January 1st and expand to additional cities February 26th.

Aside from Ridley and Patel, the voice cast also includes Ashley Eckstein and Alison Fernandez. Watch the new trailer for Only Yesterday below.

Quiet, simple, and really beautiful. It’ll be so nice to be able to retire your old VHS recording of the single time it aired on TCM.

Studio Ghibli Animated Film

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 family 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.

Written and directed by Studio Ghibli co-founder and Academy Award® nominee Isao Takahata (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya), Only Yesterday is a masterpiece of time and tone, rich with humor and stirring emotion, from one of the world’s most revered animation studios. Critically acclaimed but never before released in North America, the film is receiving a national theatrical release in a new, Studio Ghibli-produced, English-language version in celebration of its 25th anniversary.