Haley Lu Richardson and Justin Min star in After Yang, an acclaimed sci-fi drama that took the top drama honors at the Sundance Film Festival 2022.

The movie delves into a story of a family as they explore the intricacies of technology when it is so closely linked to humanity. The daughter, Mika, is adopted from China and the family purchases Yang (Min), a robot babysitter to give Mika cultural facts and insight into her birth country. When Yang malfunctions, they search for a way to fix him.

Richardson and Min discussed if they thought it was possible to have robots in the real world in their exclusive uInterview with Erik Meers.

“I think it’s very possible,” Richardson, who plays a clone named Ada, said. “It seems very achievable and believable. Aren’t there very human robots?”

“I feel like Japan is very ahead of the game on that,” Min responded. “They have a bunch of human-like robots already.”

Richardson, who had previously worked with the director of the film Kogonada, was excited to work with him again.

“It was the best thing ever … working with him is the most inspiring, which I know sounds cringy and dumb, but working with him is the most inspiring experience. Being able to collaborate and work with someone that you respect like that who is so smart and curious about life and the human experience … yeah, working with him again, I just wanted to do it so bad and I want to do it so much more for the rest of my life. I just hope he does, too.”

After Yang will be released in theaters on March 4.


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