The Humans (2021) TIFF 2021

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Humans can’t handle too much reality.

Thomas Stearns Elliot

First, we hear some noises, we cannot distinguish anything. Then some voices become more and more recognizable, and humans appear. An air of mystery covers that introduction, and we are disoriented for a few minutes. Stephen Karam’s The Humans (2021) takes very little to achieve much. Minimalist in his staging and in the resources that accompany the narrative. From there he tackles with great rigor an analysis of characters that set the stage for an intense drama.

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