‘The Human Voice’ First Look: Pedro Almodóvar Directs Tilda Swinton in English-Language Debut

‘The Human Voice’ First Look: Pedro Almodóvar Directs Tilda Swinton in English-Language Debut
The Venice Film Festival has announced two high-profile additions to its 2020 event: Regina King’s feature directorial debut “One Night in Miami” and Pedro Almodóvar’s English-language debut “The Human Voice.” The former was announced last week as part of the Toronto International Film Festival lineup, but the latter is something of a surprise as it was only last month Almodóvar and Swinton started production on their short film. The turnaround from filming in July to a world premiere in early September is impressive. “The Human Voice” is Almodóvar’s follow-up to Cannes winner “Pain and Glory,” which was Oscar-nominated for Best International Feature Film earlier this year.

According to the Venice Film Festival, Almodóvar’s “The Human Voice” is set to run for approximately 30 minutes. The festival describes the film as “a very free adaptation of the original stage play by Jean Cocteau, with which Pedro Almodóvar has been dreaming of for decades.
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