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Only Yesterday – Encore Screening Locations

Celebrate the return of this Studio Ghibli masterpiece - in cinemas for a limited time, with a new English soundtrack. Encore screenings by popular demand - from May 12!


What we have here is an animation miracle so subtle that it doesn't fully hit you till you take it home and into your dreams.

Rolling Stone

Takahata finds a poignancy in milestones and ordinary moments alike...

New York Times

From Academy Award®-nominated director Isao Takahata (GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES) and general producer Hayao Miyazaki, ONLY YESTERDAY is a masterpiece of time and tone, rich with humour and stirring emotion, and beautifully animated by one of the world’s most revered animation studios.

Now, in celebration of its 25th anniversary, this critically acclaimed Studio Ghibli favourite returns to cinemas in Australia and New Zealand for a limited-time, for the first time in HD and with a new English-language soundtrack featuring Daisy Ridley (STAR WARS: EPISODE VII – THE FORCE AWAKENS) and Dev Patel (SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE).

All screenings will be in the new English dub, unless otherwise stated below.

Encore screening by popular demand – from May 12th.


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.




Cinema Nova –  Daily from May 12 (English dub ver.)

Cinema Nova – Daily from May 12 (Original Japanese language ver.)


Dendy Newtown – Daily from May 12

Event George Street – Daily from May 12


Dendy Portside – May 15

Event Myer Centre – May 14 & 15


Event Marion – May 14 & 15


Luna Leederville – May 21 & 22


Dendy Canberra – Daily from May 12


Academy Cinemas – Auckland

The Embassy – Wellington

Rialto – Dunedin


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