The Human Voice Gets UK Release Date

Chris Olson

Chris Olson

Friday, 16 April 2021, 10:53:25 UTC

The Human Voice Gets UK Release Date


Pathé are delighted to announce that the new short film, THE HUMAN VOICE, directed by Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar and starring Tilda Swinton, will be launched on 19 May 2021 at a special Event Screening in cinemas across the UK.


The film will be followed by a pre-recorded Q&A with Almodóvar and Swinton hosted by film critic Mark Kermode.


THE HUMAN VOICE is Almodóvar’s first work in the English language and had its World Premiere to critical acclaim at the Venice Film Festival last year.


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.


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, VOLVER and most recently PAIN AND GLORY.