After Yang

After Yang

Kogonada, Director 

Sloan Grant(s) Received: 2022, Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize, Sundance Institute 

Project Type: Feature 

Genre: Drama, Science-Fiction 

Length: 96 minutes 

Field of Science: Technology 

Stage: Completed 


When Yang—a lifelike, artificially intelligent android that Jake and Kyra buy as a companion for their adopted daughter—abruptly stops functioning, Jake just wants him repaired quickly and cheaply. But having purchased Yang “certified refurbished” from a now-defunct store, he’s led first to a conspiracy theorist technician and then a technology museum curator, who discovers that Yang was actually recording memories. Jake’s quest eventually becomes one of existential introspection and contemplating his own life, as it passes him by.