‘Why do I want to be happy? Why do I want to create films? And what on earth is the point of everything? Four years ago, I read a book that suddenly made me question everything'.
In What it is, filmmaker Joep de Boer goes on a pilgrimage to find the writer of that one book to ask him what possibly makes life worth living for him. On his way the voice of his girlfriend, twin brother and memories of his past keep him company.