The Human Voice

Genre: Drama
Directed by: Pedro Almodovar
Written by: Pedro Almodovar
Jean Cocteau (play)
Cast: Tilda Swinton
Synopsis

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.

Images
Caption: Tilda Swinton in The Human Voice
Credit: El Deseo. Photo by Iglesias Mas
Caption: El Deseo. Photo by Iglesias Mas
Credit: El Deseo. Photo by Iglesias Mas
Caption: Tilda Swinton in The Human Voice
Credit: El Deseo. Photo by Iglesias Mas
Caption: Tilda Swinton in The Human Voice
Credit: El Deseo. Photo by Iglesias Mas