Film - CineVision Competition Filmfest 2022


Directed by Stephen Karam


Director: Stephen Karam
Section: CineVision Competition
Country: USA
Year: 2021
Language: English
Version: Original version
Cast: Richard Jenkins, Jayne Houdyshell, Amy Schumer, Beanie Feldstein, Steven Yeun, June Squibb


Finest American kitchen-sink art house, including a star-studded cast, that’s guaranteed to get under your skin.

Like every year, the Blake family gets together for Thanksgiving. But this time, they meet up in the new apartment of their daughter and her partner in Manhattan. Façades begin to crumble; emotions seethe. A family evening unfolds in which many a secret unexpectedly comes to light.

Meet the director


Stephen Karam

Stephen Karam is a Tony Award-winning playwright and novelist whose plays include “The Humans”, “Sons of the Prophet”, and “Speech & Debate”. He has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His other awards include two Drama Critics Circle Awards for best play. His screenplay adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull” was filmed with Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, and Elisabeth Moss in the lead roles. THE HUMANS marks his debut as a film director.


Screenplay: Stephen Karam
Director of Photography: Lol Crawley, B.S.C
Film Editor: Nick Houy, A.C.E
Composer: Nico Muhly
Production Designer: David Gropman
Costume Design: Ann Roth
Casting director: Ellen Chenoweth
Producer: Louise Lovegrove, Stephen Karam
Production Company: A24
Distributor: MUBI