THE HUMAN VOICE + Almodovar & Swinton Q&A15

THE HUMAN VOICE + Almodovar & Swinton Q&A

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  • Sat 7 Nov
  • 76 minutes
  • Director: Pedro Almodovar
  • Cast: Tilda Swinton.
  • Spain (2020)

Synopsis

For his first film in the English language, madness and melancholy intersect to thrilling effect as Pedro Almodovar 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.


THE HUMAN VOICE is a short, sharp shot of distilled Almodóvar: passion, emotion, heartbreak, wit, and melodrama exquisitely bound up in a tale for our times.


THE HUMAN VOICE will be followed by a 45 minute entertaining and insightful Q&A hosted by Mark Kermode,  recorded under lockdown conditions and including film clips. Almodovar and Swinton discuss the inspirations they drew on for the film, how THE HUMAN VOICE fits within the ‘Almodóvar oeuvre’, and what Pedro will be doing next – and there is a big surprise for Tilda!