Pedro Almodóvar’s English-language debut ‘THE HUMAN VOICE’ to be released in UK cinemas from 7 November 2020!

Pathé UK have announced that the acclaimed new short film, THE HUMAN VOICE, the anticipated English language debut from Academy Award-winning Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar, will be launched in cinemas across the UK on 7 November 2020 at a special Event Screening.

Freely based on Jean Cocteau’s short play of the same name, the short film stars Tilda Swinton as a woman on the edge, waiting for her lover to call.

The Event Screening will be followed by a pre-recorded Q&A with Almodóvar and Swinton hosted by film critic Mark Kermode.

The Event will have repeat screenings nationwide from 8 November.



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 HUMAN VOICE is written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, produced by Agustín Almodóvar and Esther García, and stars Tilda Swinton.

THE HUMAN VOICE was shot over nine days in Madrid in July and recently premiered to critical acclaim at the Venice Film Festival. The film is currently screening as part of the 64th BFI London Film Festival LFF Shorts programme.

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