Review: How To Be A Human

Posted By admin on July 16, 2015 8:19pm

Filmed frame by frame, "How To Be A Human" follows a creature that comes to life, striving to become a human and see what living is truly supposed to be. When inanimate objects suddenly join together to form a humanoid being, the creature tries to understand what it means to be alive. Turning to the internet, the creature attempts to learn about emotions and relationships and the things that must be experienced rather than read about. Scanning the room for clues, the creature attempts to recreate the posters on the wall by holding its own hand but to no avail. When its attempt at a relationship with another being does not turn out as planned, the creature soon learns how to be a human. The amount of work needed to film a frame-by-frame production is always immense and the short does it very well. It's a very touching piece about trying to discover ones own identity. "How To Be A Human" is an official selection of the New York City Independent Film Festival and will be shown at the festival on October 12-18, 2015.

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