The Human Voice + Conversation

  • Spotlight
  • Pedro Almodóvar
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Tilda Swinton swallows up the screen as a woman traumatized by the end of a relationship in Pedro Almodóvar’s new short film. An impeccably designed yet combustible adaptation of Jean Cocteau’s 1930 play The Human Voice, it marks the Spanish director’s English-language debut. A Sony Pictures Classics release.

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Director

Pedro Almodóvar

Program Features

4m
Introduction

An introduction by Eugene Hernandez, director Pedro Almodóvar and actor Tilda Swinton..

30m
Film

Pedro Almodóvar, 2020, Spain, English and Spanish with English subtitles

Tilda Swinton swallows up the screen as a woman traumatized by the end of a relationship in Pedro Almodóvar’s first English-language film. In 30 mesmerizing minutes, Swinton’s nameless character runs through a frightening gamut of emotions, from despair to fury to exhilaration, all while isolated in a luxurious apartment that’s also a stage set; her only companions are her ex-partner’s dog, Dash, and the betrayer’s unheard presence on the other end of her phone. Almodóvar used many of his frequent collaborators, including cinematographer José Luis Alcaine and composer Alberto Iglesias, for this impeccably designed yet combustible adaptation of Jean Cocteau’s 1930 play The Human Voice.

1h 4m
Q&A

A conversation between Eugene Hernandez, director Pedro Almodóvar and actor Tilda Swinton.

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