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Orlando + The Human Voice

Directed by: Sally Potter | 1992 | 1h 33m | Rated PG-13

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1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach (786) 471-3269

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Tilda Swinton was born into a Scottish Lowlands nobility and might easily have settled into a luxurious lifestyle as a lady of leisure in high society. Instead, she went into the infamously volatile field of acting, building a remarkable resume by avoiding traditional leading lady roles in favor of offbeat character roles. Whether it be in drama, comedy, big-budget action, documentary, or even small budget art films, Swinton has solidified herself as a truly distinguished film artist over the course of three decades and has proven to be one of the most compelling actors in contemporary cinema.

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ORLANDO is the story of a journey through time, of someone who lives for four a hundred years, first as a man, then as a woman. As a young nobleman, Orlando is granted favors and property by Queen Elizabeth I. After her death, he falls passionately in love with a visiting Russian princess on the glittering ice of the frozen river Thames. The princess leaves Orlando, however, and, after a disastrous brush with poetry, he takes up his “manly” destiny as an Ambassador in the deserts of Central Asia. There, in the midst of war, unwilling to kill or be killed, he changes sex. As a woman, Orlando returns to the formal salons of 18th century London, where she faces a choice: marry and have heirs or lose everything. In this age of wildness and repression, she meets the man of her dreams, but chooses to forsake both love and her inheritance. Finally, Orlando emerges into a twentieth century filled with speed and noise as an ordinary individual, who, in losing everything, has found herself.


THE HUMAN VOICE | Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar | 2020 | 30m | Unrated | In English


Tilda Swinton swallows up the screen as a woman traumatized by the end of a relationship in Pedro Almodóvar’s first English-language film. In 30 mesmerizing minutes, Tilda Swinton’s nameless character runs through a frightening gamut of emotions, from despair to fury to exhilaration, all while isolated in a luxurious apartment that’s also a stage set; her only companions are her ex-partner’s dog, Dash, and the betrayer’s unheard presence on the other end of her phone. Almodóvar used many of his frequent collaborators, including cinematographer José Luis Alcaine and composer Alberto Iglesias, for this impeccably designed yet combustible adaptation of Jean Cocteau’s 1930 play The Human Voice.

“This ravishing and witty spectacle invades the mind through eyes that are dazzled without ever being anesthetized.”

“Orlando provides exciting, wonderfully witty entertainment with glorious settings and costumes and Tilda Swinton’s sock performance in the title role.”

“It’s not just Swinton’s performances—first as a nobleman, then as a woman, then as a lover, then as a mother—that drive the film. Orlando is a movie deeply fascinated by performance, and so over and over again, we see characters putting on shows… “

“Swinton manifests, with magnificently nuanced modulation, an emotional tangle; at times, it is raw with a cathartic force, while enmeshed with meekly conciliatory moments of codependence. Wielding a hatchet with violent purpose or begging for a final rendezvous, Swinton’s every scorching word cuts deep.”