Pedro Almodóvar, Tilda Swinton and «The human voice»

Pedro Almodóvar, Tilda Swinton and «The human voice»

Pedro Almodóvar dares with English with «The human voice«, A medium-length film starring Tilda Swinton

GAYLES.TV.- Pedro Almodóvar has been inspired by a play by Jean Cocteau for your first project in English. «The human voice»Has become the medium-length film with the most distribution in the history of Spain: exhibited in 111 rooms. Starring British actress Tilda Swinton This revision substantially modifies the work that Cocteau wrote for Edith Piaff, updating it, radicalizing it and even modifying the ending. Almodóvar in its purest form.

Pedro Almodóvar, Tilda Swinton and "The human voice"The wait for a woman with her dog with her husband's suitcases who has just left her acquires different nuances under the direction of the manchego. The waiting hours despair and the woman goes down to the street only once to buy an ax. The phone rings and the conversation begins in the form of a monologue. The abandoned woman from the short «she is not submissive as in the original text: she cannot be today", He says Almodóvar.

The director had already taken «The human voice»As the basis of a scene from "The law of Desire»And as an initial inspiration for«Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown«, Which nevertheless became a comedy along the way.

«The human voice»Was shot in an industrial warehouse in Madrid in full de-escalation and triumphed in the presentation a month and a half ago at the Venice Film Festival. Now he intends to do it in theaters. Almodóvar regrets that the pandemic may accelerate the disappearance of movie theaters since «people have seen fiction but at home, and that creates an inertia that has not been broken. It gives the impression that theaters are doomed to disappear earlier than expected ». That is why he is very proud to have released his first piece in English on the big screen.

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