What is it like to be human? It’s the burning question asked in Kogonada‘s gorgeous look sci-fi After Yang. A24 have released the first Trailer that asks what makes a family?
Kogonoda made a name for himself as a video essayist only to find himself directing Columbus. This film is his much anticipated follow up and once again it looks like he won’t disappoint.
The film is set in the near future, in a world which androids are part of our every day lives. With emotions, feelings even memories and when Jake’s (Farrell) daughter’s companion Yang (Justin H.Min) malfunctions he attempts to fix him. Making him question life and connected with his wife (Jodie Turner-Smith).
Our reviews editor Scott J Davis watched the film at the recently ended Sundance Film Festival giving the film a 5 star review. He called the film “a meticulously composed, thoughtful, and beautiful film“.
We love our genre films like sci-fi and especially the films that don’t play the norms of the genre. The film is one of those films, that showcases that it’s not all Star Wars style battle, but films that try to challenge our moral compass. This looks an evocative delight that Tarkovsky or even Kubrick may have created, full of atmosphere, arty and reflective.
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When his young daughter’s beloved companion — an android named Yang — malfunctions, Jake (Colin Farrell) searches for a way to repair him. In the process, he discovers the life that has been passing in front of him, reconnecting with his wife (Jodie Turner-Smith) and daughter across a distance he didn’t know was there.
The film also stars Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja, Haley Lu Richardson, Sarita Choudhury, and Clifton Collins Jr. The above trailer is for the U.S release not the UK or Irish release which has no confirmed release date. If you live in the U.S you can catch the film in cinemas and on Showtime from 4th March.