Welcome to a special 58th New York Film Festival edition of the Film at Lincoln Center podcast. Today, NYFF Director Eugene Hernandez is joined by director Pedro Almodóvar and actor Tilda Swinton to discuss their new short film The Human Voice. In the film, Swinton swallows up the screen as a woman traumatized by the end of a relationship. An impeccably designed yet combustible adaptation of Jean Cocteau’s 1930 play The Human Voice, it marks the Spanish director’s English-language debut.

They discussed the power and perseverance of cinema during tumultuous times, how their collaboration came about, the classic film influences they were inspired by, why the pandemic didn’t influence Almodóvar’s original design for the film, and more.

Presented by Film at Lincoln Center, the 58th New York Film Festival highlights the best in world cinema from September 17-October 11. This year’s festival features drive-in screenings in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens and virtual screenings available nationwide. See the complete schedule and get tickets here.

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