A heartfelt story about a family of three and their android humanoid companion, Yang. When Yang breaks down, the family realizes how much he means to them and how much they relied on him. The film displays an exquisite sense of subtlety that makes it a unique and enjoyable watch.
Language: English, subtitles: Dutch
As Mika is a young adopted Chinese girl growing up in America, her Western parents decided to get the humanoid robot, called Yang, who is also Asian, to help Mika feel at ease and also to teach her about her Chinese heritage and culture.
The two forge a close bond and Mika is devastated when Yang suddenly breaks down. When father Jake seeks ways to have Yang repaired, he discovers very unexpected things about Yang…
What makes this film different from other robot films is that it offers a different perspective by zooming in on one family and focusing on human relationships and (typical?) human desires and wishes. After Yang may be a sci-fi film, but it’s not an action film. Instead, it is an emotional journey that raises essential questions about what it means to be human. Collin Farrel received praise for his role as Jake and the film was selected for the Cannes Film Festival.
“After Yang gets at the heart of what it means to be human...in the best movie about A.I. in years.” Collider.
“Kogonada’s After Yang finds beauty in the quiet dystopia of grief.” The Verge.
This film will be shown at Filmhuis De Zwarte Doos. Buying a ticket online in advance is mandatory if you want to attend this film. You can buy a ticket via the black “order” button on this page.
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The screening of the film starts at 19:30. We kindly ask you to be at the ticket counter when it opens 15 minutes prior to the start of the film. This is to ensure the film starts and ends on time.
The Studium Generale film program is created in collaboration with the student film committee and Natlab.