YESTERDAY

UK

Synopsis

Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed … and he finds himself with a very complicated problem, indeed. Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, and with a little help from his steel-hearted American agent, Debra, Jack’s fame explodes. But as his star rises, he risks losing Ellie — the one person who always believed in him. With the door between his old life and his new life closing, Jack will need to get back to where he once belonged and prove that all you need is love.

Director's Biography

Danny Boyle's TRAINSPOTTING (1996) remains one of the best-loved and highest-grossing British independent films of all time. In 2009, his SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE won virtually every award there is, among them the EFA People's Choice Award and European Cinematographer for Anthony Dod Mantle, eight Oscars, five BAFTAs and many more. Additionally, Boyle has directed the feature films 28 DASY LATER, MILLIONS, THE BEACH, A LIFE LESS ORDINARY, ALIEN LOVE TRIANGLE and SUNSHINE. He has also directed highly acclaimed work in television and theatre, including 2011’s FRANKENSTEIN at the Royal NationalTheatre.

Filmography:
2019 - YESTERDAY
2015 - STEVE JOBS
2013 - TRANCE
2010 - 127 HOURS
2008 - SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
2008 - ALIEN LOVE TRIANGLE, short
2007 - SUNSHINE
2004 - MILLIONS
2002 - 28 DAYS LATER
2000 - THE BEACH
1997 - A LIFE LESS ORDINARY
1996 - TRAINSPOTTING
1994 - SHALLOW GRAVE
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Danny Boyle

Written by: Richard Curtis

Produced by: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Matthew James Wilkinson, Bernard Bellew, Richard Curtis, Danny Boyle

Cinematography: Christopher Ross

Editing: Jon Harris

Production Design: Patrick Rolfe

Costume Design: Liza Bracey

Hair & Make-up: Sophie Ashworth

Original Score: Daniel Pemberton

Main Cast: Himesh Patel (Jack Malik), Lily James (Ellie)

Nominations and Awards

  • EFA Feature Film Selection 2019