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  • Thursday, Dec 21, 2017

    7 PM (124 mins)
    BAMPFA

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What's a Human Anyway?

(Insan nedir ki?)

BAMPFA Collection

featuring

Ali Düsenkalkar, Köksal Engür, Azru Bazam, Turgay Aydin,

Reha Erdem’s innovative group portrait of the inhabitants of an apartment building in Istanbul serves as a comic exploration of what it means to be human. The drama revolves around hapless taxi driver Ali, who suffers from amnesia as a result of an accident the cause of which he does not remember. As he struggles to regain his memory, his neighbors—embodying a variety of physical, mental, and emotional states—wrestle with their own difficulties, helping one another along the way. Playful, colorful, and inventive, What’s a Human Anyway? is an exuberant investigation into human fears, desires, and relationships.

Kate MacKay
FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Reha Erdem
  • Nilüfer Guungörmüs
Cinematographer
  • Florent Herry
Language
  • Turkish
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • 35mm
  • 124 mins
Source
  • BAMPFA