From CBR's Reuben Baron's Sundance 2022 review of After Yang
Middle Aged (35-54)
North American (General)
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After Yang is a serious film with heavy subject matters, but while it's often a tear jerker, it's never a downer. It's beautiful, philosophically and artistically. It's a peaceful experience, heavily informed by Taoist thought and a general appreciation for existence. It's noteworthy just how much greenery there is in the film's futuristic setting. While our perspective might be limited to just the surroundings of this one fairly well off family. The general impression is that this isn't some dark, dystopian future. The film's soundtrack with pieces by asking to Ryuichi Sakamoto and Mitsuoka perfectly suit the stories, meditative vibes and emotional peaks.