Pedro Almodóvar‘s short film is set to be released in cinemas from the 7th November with a special event screening.

The film will be followed by a pre-recorded Q&A with Almodóvar and Swinton hosted by film critic Mark Kermode. It will then have repeat screenings from the 8th 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.

Filmed across nine days in Madrid in July, The Human Voice recently premiered at the Venice Film Festival. It is the first work in the English language by Pedro Almodóvar.

Writer/Director Pedro Almodóvar is one of Spain’s most celebrated filmmakers with numerous accolades to his name including an Academy Award®, four BAFTAs, numerous Goyas and over 100 further wins and nominations. His credits include: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, All About My Mother and Pain and Glory.