What? is a remarkable film. It is supremely entertaining, funny, and thoughtful. Mostly it is brilliant cinema. I make a point of calling this movie “cinema” because director Alek Lev has made a love letter to Hollywood’s silent era while keeping it contemporary, fresh and entertaining. There is not one filmmaking element that the makers of “What?” did not use the fullest degree; cinematography, soundtrack, production design, and of course the brilliant acting.
And there’s one more thing. What? conveys a sober yet heartening message of inclusion for the deaf community, but it is so entertaining that it isn’t a message movie. It’s cinema at its best!
If you want to hear the DIF Podcast interview with writer/director Alek Lev, click right here.
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