Irish Film Institute -AFTER YANG


Director: KOGONADA

96 mins, USA, 2021, Digital

Yang (Justin H. Min) is a humanoid robot, who married couple Jake (Colin Farrell) and Kyra (Jodie Turner-Smith) have acquired as a companion for their adopted daughter Mika to help her to understand more about her Chinese heritage. When Yang malfunctions, Jake searches for a way to repair him but he’s led first to a back-street technician and later to a museum curator, who uncovers some startling facts about the techno-sapien’s previous existence. Koganada’s delicate, melancholic film, his follow up to Columbus (2017), explores both a robot contemplating what it means to be human, and a man trying to understand the workings of an artificial consciousness.

There will be Open Captioned screenings at 13.30 on Monday 26th and 18.30 on Thursday 29th.

Notes by David O’Mahony

After Yang contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

Book Tickets

Thursday 13th