March 11, 2022
Locations in Toronto, Vancouver, Hamilton and Kingston
Please check local listings for showtimes.
Trying to continue living without that special other by your side can be hard and life After Yang shows just how difficult it is for Jake’s (Colin Farrell) multicultural family to move on. This film is very meditative in examining who Yang (Justin H. Min) was prior to being acquired. He’s a techno sapien (an android). They were made to be assistants, butlers or maids for this future society.
This ‘bot was acquired to be Mika’s (Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja) babysitter. She’s adopted and doesn’t know her Chinese heritage. Yang helps her, and their bond is heartwarming. But when he “deactivates,” Mika is confused. She doesn’t understand what death is. Her parents are having trouble explaining and this is a subplot in itself. What we see here is how Jake tries to get this robot operational again.