#26. Only Yesterday (1991)

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Studio Ghibli

– Director: Isao Takahata

– Stacker score: 90.7

– Metascore: 90

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– IMDb user rating: 7.6

– Runtime: 118 minutes

“Only Yesterday,” an animated Japanese film, focuses on a 27-year-old woman as she reminisces about her childhood. The film was based on a series of comics about the woman in the film as a young girl. Writing for The Guardian, Peter Bradshaw noted, “The frankness with which Takahata evokes Taeko’s puberty, her loneliness, her yearnings, and how these mesh with her adult practicality and cheerful resourcefulness, is wonderfully managed. There is real artistry here: it is a must.”

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