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The Human Voice

+ pre-recorded Q&A with Pedro Almodóvar and Tilda Swinton

Pedro Almodóvar’s English-language debut presents a woman (Tilda Swinton) on the edge waiting for her lover to call.

Image from Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Spain 2020
Dir Pedro Almodóvar
Prods Agustín Almodóvar, Esther García. Writer Pedro Almodóvar
With Tilda Swinton
30min (total runtime 76min)
English subtitles
Certificate 15

Madness and melancholy intersect to thrilling effect as Almodóvar reimagines Jean Cocteau's short play The Human Voice for an era in which isolation has become a way of life. Laws of desire become the rules of the game as Tilda Swinton's unnamed woman paces and panics in a glorious Technicolor apartment where décor offers a window into her state of mind. A short, sharp shot of distilled Almodóvar: passion, emotion, heartbreak, wit, and melodrama exquisitely bound up in a tale for our times.

Maria Delgado

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