Spain, 2021, 30 min, DCP, Dir. Pedro Almodóvar, Rated R, In English, Sony Pictures Classics

The Human Voice

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"It is every inch, through and through an Almodóvar film, and Tilda Swinton is perfect as his muse." —Christy Lemire, FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)

"The Human Voice is a banquet disguised as a light lunch, heady with flavors; you come away blissfully sated and hungry for more." —Ty Burr, Boston Globe

A woman sits amidst her ex-lover's suitcases, waiting for him to come and collect them, but he never shows up. Accompanied by a restless dog who doesn't comprehend his master's abandonment, they both face the harsh reality of being left behind. Over the course of three days, the woman experiences a rollercoaster of emotions, from helplessness to despair and a loss of control.

The essence of The Human Voice lies in its moral lesson about desire, even as the protagonist teeters on the brink of despair. It underscores the significance of risk in the adventure of living and loving, while pain remains an ever-present companion throughout the monologue.

Screenings of The Human Voice will be preceded by Strange Way of Life.

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Strange Way of Life
Written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar
31 min

In Pedro Almodóvar's new short film, starring Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal and premiered at Cannes 2023, we are taken on a journey through Silva's desert horse ride to meet Sheriff Jake after 25 years. Their joyous reunion takes an unexpected turn the next day.

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