Almodovar: The Human Voice plus Q and A

  •   Hawkhurst
  •   Rye
  •   Bermondsey

Hawkhurst

Almodovar: The Human Voice plus Q and A (15) 76mins

We are thrilled to bring the new short film, The Human Voice, directed by Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar and starring Tilda Swinton, as a special Event Screening, accompanied by a pre-recorded Q&A with Pedro Almodóvar and Tilda Swinton hosted by the film critic Mark Kermode.

Almodóvar’s first work in the English language, the Human Voice was shot over nine days in Madrid in July and premiered to critical acclaim at the Venice Film Festival in 2020.

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.

The critically-acclaimed 30 minute film will be followed by a 45 minute entertaining and insightful recorded Q&A. Hosted by Mark Kermode, Pedro and Tilda discuss the inspirations they drew on for the film, how THE HUMAN VOICE fits within the ‘Almodovar oeuvre’, and what Pedro will be making next - including a great surprise for Tilda. Recorded under lockdown conditions, the discussion features visual references and clips to create a dynamic and interesting companion piece to the short film.

Writer/Director Pedro Almodóvar is one of Spain’s most celebrated filmmakers with numerous accolades to his name including an Oscar, 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.

A woman watches time passing next to the suitcases of her ex-lover -- who is supposed to come pick her up, and his dog. She and the dog, which doesn't understand that its master has abandoned it, wait for him.

‘Swinton is the centrepiece - the human voice of this witty, teasing movie and the human pulse as well’ ★★★★ Financial Times

‘For the times of lockdown Pedro Almodavar’s new short film is perhaps the most viable and relevant type of film production: a tale of someone isolated, regretful, anxious, unable to tell whether current arrangements are contingent or permanent, retreating into gestures of self-immolating despair’. ★★★★ The Guardian

 

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Rye

Almodovar: The Human Voice plus Q and A (15) 76mins

We are thrilled to bring the new short film, The Human Voice, directed by Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar and starring Tilda Swinton, as a special Event Screening, accompanied by a pre-recorded Q&A with Pedro Almodóvar and Tilda Swinton hosted by the film critic Mark Kermode.

Almodóvar’s first work in the English language, the Human Voice was shot over nine days in Madrid in July and premiered to critical acclaim at the Venice Film Festival in 2020.

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.

The critically-acclaimed 30 minute film will be followed by a 45 minute entertaining and insightful recorded Q&A. Hosted by Mark Kermode, Pedro and Tilda discuss the inspirations they drew on for the film, how THE HUMAN VOICE fits within the ‘Almodovar oeuvre’, and what Pedro will be making next - including a great surprise for Tilda. Recorded under lockdown conditions, the discussion features visual references and clips to create a dynamic and interesting companion piece to the short film.

Writer/Director Pedro Almodóvar is one of Spain’s most celebrated filmmakers with numerous accolades to his name including an Oscar, 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.

A woman watches time passing next to the suitcases of her ex-lover -- who is supposed to come pick her up, and his dog. She and the dog, which doesn't understand that its master has abandoned it, wait for him.

‘Swinton is the centrepiece - the human voice of this witty, teasing movie and the human pulse as well’ ★★★★ Financial Times

‘For the times of lockdown Pedro Almodavar’s new short film is perhaps the most viable and relevant type of film production: a tale of someone isolated, regretful, anxious, unable to tell whether current arrangements are contingent or permanent, retreating into gestures of self-immolating despair’. ★★★★ The Guardian

 

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Bermondsey

Almodovar: The Human Voice plus Q and A (15) 76mins

We are thrilled to bring the new short film, The Human Voice, directed by Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar and starring Tilda Swinton, as a special Event Screening, accompanied by a pre-recorded Q&A with Pedro Almodóvar and Tilda Swinton hosted by the film critic Mark Kermode.

Almodóvar’s first work in the English language, the Human Voice was shot over nine days in Madrid in July and premiered to critical acclaim at the Venice Film Festival in 2020.

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.

The critically-acclaimed 30 minute film will be followed by a 45 minute entertaining and insightful recorded Q&A. Hosted by Mark Kermode, Pedro and Tilda discuss the inspirations they drew on for the film, how THE HUMAN VOICE fits within the ‘Almodovar oeuvre’, and what Pedro will be making next - including a great surprise for Tilda. Recorded under lockdown conditions, the discussion features visual references and clips to create a dynamic and interesting companion piece to the short film.

Writer/Director Pedro Almodóvar is one of Spain’s most celebrated filmmakers with numerous accolades to his name including an Oscar, 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.

A woman watches time passing next to the suitcases of her ex-lover -- who is supposed to come pick her up, and his dog. She and the dog, which doesn't understand that its master has abandoned it, wait for him.

‘Swinton is the centrepiece - the human voice of this witty, teasing movie and the human pulse as well’ ★★★★ Financial Times

‘For the times of lockdown Pedro Almodavar’s new short film is perhaps the most viable and relevant type of film production: a tale of someone isolated, regretful, anxious, unable to tell whether current arrangements are contingent or permanent, retreating into gestures of self-immolating despair’. ★★★★ The Guardian

 

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