What does it mean to be human? It’s an age-old question often explored in film. And the latest sci-fi gem from A24, After Yang, is ready to ask you this big question and probably a dozen more.

Based on the short story “Saying Goodbye to Yang” by Alexander Weinstein, the movie explores a world where robotic children are purchased as live-in babysitters. The film stars Colin Farrell, Jodie Turner-Smith, and Justin H. Min.

In After Yang, one family’s beloved android (Min) unexpectedly shuts down, kicking off a rescue mission of sorts that begins to both unravel and reconnect the family. As father Jake (Farrell) discovers life has been passing him by, he’ll reconnect with his wife (Turner-Smith) and daughter across a distance he didn’t know was there.

Check out the trailer for After Yang below.

As you can tell from the trailer, this movie promises quite an emotional story. We’re not just examining what it means to be human here (a common thread in android sci-fi), but also what it means to be part of a family.

The movie comes from director Kogonada, the man behind 2017’s Columbus. It recently premiered at Sundance Film Festival, where it racked up some pretty positive early reviews.

If you’re excited to see what the buzz is about, you won’t have long to wait. After Yang premieres March 4 in theaters and on Showtime.

After Yang

So, will you tune in for this emotional sci-fi flick asking the big questions? Let us know in the comments below.

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