ESP | 30 mins + 45 mins | dir. Pedro Almodóvar, with Tilda Swinton | cert. 15 | in English
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.
Shot over nine days in Madrid in July and recently premiered to critical acclaim at the Venice Film Festival, The Human Voice is Almodóvar’s first work in English.
Followed by an exclusive recorded Q&A with Tilda Swinton and Pedro Almodóvar hosted by Mark Kermode