Left thinking you might never have another opportunity to watch a Studio Ghibli film in cinemas? The initial western release of Only Yesterday was a bit different than all other Studio Ghibli animated features, as it never had an English dub commissioned for it. This has recently changed, so Australian anime publisher Madman Entertainment have decided to give the 1991 film another run in select cinemas.
This screening will be available in high-definition, and will feature the English voice work of Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens) and Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire). You can see a sample of the English dub via the trailer above.
Unlike some of their other Reel Life screenings, and more in line with their screening of The Boy and the Beast last month, Madman Entertainment will be screening Only Yesterday at quite a few different cinemas. You can view the list of cinemas HERE. Screenings will begin on May 5th for a limited season.
ONLY YESTERDAY tells the story of Taeko, a single woman working a desk job in Tokyo, who has reached a point in her life where she needs to get away from her job, her family and most of all, big city life. A much needed vacation to the countryside stirs childhood memories, recalling her time as a schoolgirl in 1966. Amidst beautiful country scenery, Taeko reflects on her life and forming new friendships, begins to make some tough decisions about her future.
Only Yesterday was originally directed by Isao Takahata, who in later years also worked on Grave of the Fireflies, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, My Neighbors the Yamadas and Pom Poko.