After Yang (2022)
Director: Kogonada Run Time: 96 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 2022
Starring: Colin Farrell, Jodie Turner-Smith, Justin H. Min, Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja, Ritchie Coster
Country: United States
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About the film:
World Premiere at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival and winner of the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. When his young daughter’s beloved companion — an android named Yang — malfunctions, Jake searches for a way to repair him. In the process, Jake discovers the life that has been passing in front of him, reconnecting with his wife and daughter across a distance he didn’t know was there.
“a powerful, moving drama about what it means to be alive”
—Brian Tallerico for Roger Ebert
About the filmmaker:
Born in Seoul and raised in the Midwest, director and screenwriter Kogonada is known for crafting visually elegant video essays for Filmmaker Magazine, the Criterion Collection and Sight & Sound, among others. He has also directed short films, including the 2012 San Diego Asian Film Festival award-winning Late Summer. His feature directorial debut Columbus (2017) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for four Film Independent Spirit Awards. Kogonada directed four of eight episodes of the first season of Apple TV’s series Pachinko (2022), based on the novel by Min Jin Lee.
He adapted his second feature After Yang from a short story written by Alexander Weinstein.See more upcoming films