Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton appears in Pedro Almodóvar’s upcoming short film, “The Human Voice”, and fans finally have a first look at footage from the flick after a break in filming due to the pandemic.
While the short teaser is dialogue-free, Swinton’s entrance speaks for itself as she walks in sporting a bright red dress. After making her entrance, Swinton sits down, folds her hands and deeply inhales.
The film is based on a one-act play, about a woman’s final phone call with her longtime love who is about to wed a different woman, written by Jean Cocteau in 1928.
Clip de presentación de La Voz Humana de Pedro Almodóvar. pic.twitter.com/321sAPZMvj
— Agustín Almodóvar oficial (@AgustinAlmo) August 27, 2020
Fans have been long awaiting a teaser for the upcoming movie after Almodóvar teased in mid-July that production was back on in Madrid following quarantine.
“Pedro Almodóvar, Tilda Swinton, El Deseo (the brothers’ production company), #LaVozHumana,” he captioned the behind-the-scenes photo. The pic showed some of the safety measures being taken on set, including masks and face shields. “First day of shooting.”
— Agustín Almodóvar oficial (@AgustinAlmo) July 16, 2020
The upcoming short is the filmmaker’s first English-language production and will premiere in Venice in September.