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The Human Voice
The Human Voice
8.4
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31,267 Ratings

THE HUMAN VOICE

La voz humana

Directed by Pedro Almodóvar
Spain, 2020
Short, Drama

Synopsis

A woman watches time passing next to the suitcases of her ex-lover (who is supposed to come pick them up, but never arrives) and a restless dog who doesn’t understand that his master has abandoned him. Two living beings facing abandonment.

Synopsis

A woman watches time passing next to the suitcases of her ex-lover (who is supposed to come pick them up, but never arrives) and a restless dog who doesn’t understand that his master has abandoned him. Two living beings facing abandonment.

Our take

For his English-language debut, our favourite Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar teams up with Tilda Swinton for a loose adaptation of Jean Cocteau’s timeless play. Swinton delivers a spellbinding solo performance, in which vulnerability and despair turn into a monologue of magnificent obsession.