Why watch this film?
'The Human Voice' is one of the most peculiar works of acclaimed director Pedro Almodóvar ('All About My Mother', 'Pain and Glory', 'The Skin I Live In'). The short is inspired by Jean Cocteau's homonymous play, and starred by Tilda Swinton ('We Need to Talk About Kevin', 'Suspiria'). It tells the story of a woman and her dog, doomed to an eternal wait for her husband who promises to come back but abandons them. The play itself is already a strong work, and then added with Almodóvar's singularities - which updates the text to the present moment and fills the atmosphere with vibrant colors while contrasting it with the feeling of uncommunicability and coldness - and the brilliant and characteristic performance of Tilda Swinton, we have as a result something that translates as a mixture of three intense personalities. It is a powerful movie by itself, but when taking into account the context of its collaborators, it becomes a rare and unique work.
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.
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