How to Watch After Yang: Is It Streaming Online?

We have only learned to view artificial intelligence as something that will one day rule the world and take over human society. But what if it’s just a skewed perception of the future? What if the future saw more intimate relationships between man and machines?

After Yang promises to answer these questions and give you a whole new look at mechanical beings. The film is set in a future where robots/robotic children can be employed as home babysitters. It follows the story of a father who tries to save the life of his daughter’s babysitter, an android.

The upcoming sci-fi drama is written and directed by Kogonada and is based on a short story titled Say goodbye to Yang by alexander weinstein. After Yang characteristics Colin Farrel, Jodie TurnerSmith, Justin H. Min, Malea Emma Tjandrawidjajaand Haley Lu Richardson in leading roles. After an excellent reception at the Cannes and Sundance festivals, After Yang is now in theaters. So while you wait, here are all the details on how you can watch the movie and where you can stream it online.


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Is After Yang Streaming Online?

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Yes it is. A24, the film’s production and distribution company, is releasing After Yang on Showtime, at the same time as its theatrical release.

Is After Yang in the cinema?

After Yang hits theaters across the United States and also streaming on Friday, March 4, 2022. It had its world premiere in July 2021, at 2021 Cannes film festival. The film also won an award at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2022.

When going to the theatre, it is advisable to exercise the necessary caution in the face of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Although circumstances are better than before, local theaters may continue to follow safety guidelines, and so should you.

When will After Yang arrive on DVD or VOD?

There are no official updates from A24 on whether After Yang will be available on VOD or not. There may or may not be a Blu-ray and DVD version for the same. Typically, DVDs and Blu-rays are released around three to four months from the theatrical release date. This could also apply to After Yang. But until then, the only options to watch this movie are either in theaters or on Showtime.

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Can you watch After Yang without Showtime?

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You can look After Yang by streaming it on Showtime or heading to your local theater. When it comes to streaming, you can access Showtime’s streaming service in different ways.

Showtime is available with a minimum subscription of $10.99 per month, which will give you ad-free access to their library of TV shows, movies, sports, and live events content. You can also download movies and shows with your subscription. You can also get Showtime as a complement to your Prime Video or Hulu subscription. There’s also the option to get a 30-day free trial of Showtime before you start paying monthly. Showtime app is now available on Android, iOS, Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Fubo TV, Roku, Google Chromecast, PS4, Xbox and other smart devices.

What is After Yang about?

The official synopsis of After Yang bed,

“When his young daughter’s beloved companion – an android named Yang – breaks down, Jake (Colin Farrell) searches for a way to fix it. In the process, he discovers the life that has passed before him, reconnecting with his wife (Jodie Turner-Smith) and daughter at a distance he didn’t know were there.”

That more or less sums up the subject of the film. But as is clear from critical reviews and Kogonada’s understanding of cinema, there is more to this film than what is seen in the trailer or promos. After Yang delves into the small spaces that traditional science fiction leaves out. It gives us hope for a future where nature, humans, and technology can merge into a holistic, self-sustaining ecosystem. And the premise of this new system will not be devoid of finer meaning and sensibility. It is a hope that After Yang seems to be guided by.

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Watch the After Yang trailer

A24 released the official trailer for After Yang on February 1, 2022. From what we see in the teaser, the film explores intimate human emotions and sensitively addresses the subject of artificial intelligence and its place in human society. Artistic storytelling and abstract, dreamy visuals confirm that this won’t be your usual sci-fi movie in the future where existence is a constant struggle. On the contrary, we see deeper and deeper feelings expressed in both living and non-living beings.

The trailer of After Yang reveals the overall plot. It shows Colin Farrell and Jodie Turner-Smith as the parents of a baby girl whose babysitter is Yang, a droid who equates to a human teenager. One day Yang stops functioning and the parents try to figure out what to do and if they can bring him back to life. The clip subtly reveals the characters’ gradual transitions, as well as some very touching moments you can expect throughout the film. Overall, what we can say about the trailer is that After Yang is going to be a very stimulating story.

How is Yang’s critical reception going?

Since its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, then at the Sundance Festival, After Yang was critically acclaimed. The film has a score of 84% on Rotten Tomatoes and 84% on Metacritic. The collider shines review of the film’s Cannes debut reaffirms the fact that After Yang could become the film of the year. Here is an excerpt from the review:

“After Yang takes the genre in its most minimalist and personal form, using artificial humans to explore everything from memories to identity to culture in the best AI movie in years. .. After Yang creates a tactile futuristic world with minimal exposure.Kogonada evokes the feeling of a future where technology and nature have become indistinguishable from each other with small and subtle signs, like self-driving vehicles with flora surrounding the seats or making Jake obsessed with the pursuit of the perfect cup of tea, which he brews with traditional methods.Just like with Columbus, Kogonada uses minimalistic designs and camera movements to bring out even more the universe of the film and its architectural designs.

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