Enjoy two films by the brilliant Spanish director Pedro Almodovar this upcoming week at the Vineland Drive-In, in City of Industry. The screenings start on Sunday, March 14, at 7:30 pm, with THE HUMAN VOICE, a new short film written and directed by Almodovar that is his English-language debut, 30-minutes long, starring Tilda Swinton. This short is competing for an Oscar in the Live Action Short Film category.
In THE HUMAN VOICE, a woman is at home waiting for her ex-lover, who is supposed to pick up his stuff since they’re separating. With her is a restless dog that, like the woman, doesn’t understand why his master left. For three days the woman stays at home, leaving her house only once – to buy an axe and a can of gasoline. The human voice of the title is hers; we never hear him. The story centers on the feelings of abandonment felt by two living beings.
This short is followed by a screening of the 1988 comedy/drama full feature WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, by the same director. It is 1 hour, 30 minutes long, rated R, in Spanish with English subtitles.
Tickets are $10/person; $4 for children 5 to 8 years old. The Vineland Drive-In Theater is located at 443 N. Vineland Ave, City of Industry, CA 91746. More information here.