THE HUMAN VOICE
was shot over nine days in Madrid in July and recently premiered to
critical acclaim at the Venice Film Festival. It is Almodóvar’s first work
in the English language.
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.
Writer/Director Pedro Almodóvar is one of Spain’s most celebrated
filmmakers with numerous accolades to his name including an Academy Award®,
four BAFTAs, numerous Goyas and over 100 further wins and nominations. His
credits include WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, ALL ABOUT MY
MOTHER, VOLVER and most recently PAIN AND GLORY.