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Magnolia at the Modern will present a double feature of The Human Voice, a short film that is Pedro Almodóvar’s English-language debut; and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, a newly remastered version of Almodóvar’s 1988 international breakthrough. 

The Human Voice is an adaptation of the Jean Cocteau stage play of the same name, but Almodóvar’s sensory filmmaking and Tilda Swinton’s bracing lead performance make the 30-minute short feel as emotionally fulfilling as any feature film.

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is a classic that melds melodrama with screwball farce. The Academy Award–nominated black comedy secured Almodóvar’s place at the vanguard of modern Spanish cinema. Continuing the auteur’s exploration of the female psyche, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown tells the story of Pepa - played by the director’s frequent collaborator Carmen Maura - who resolves to kill herself with a batch of sleeping-pill-laced gazpacho after her lover leaves her. Fortunately, she is interrupted by a deliciously chaotic series of events.

Magnolia at the Modern will present a double feature of The Human Voice, a short film that is Pedro Almodóvar’s English-language debut; and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, a newly remastered version of Almodóvar’s 1988 international breakthrough.

The Human Voice is an adaptation of the Jean Cocteau stage play of the same name, but Almodóvar’s sensory filmmaking and Tilda Swinton’s bracing lead performance make the 30-minute short feel as emotionally fulfilling as any feature film.

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is a classic that melds melodrama with screwball farce. The Academy Award–nominated black comedy secured Almodóvar’s place at the vanguard of modern Spanish cinema. Continuing the auteur’s exploration of the female psyche, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown tells the story of Pepa - played by the director’s frequent collaborator Carmen Maura - who resolves to kill herself with a batch of sleeping-pill-laced gazpacho after her lover leaves her. Fortunately, she is interrupted by a deliciously chaotic series of events.

Magnolia at the Modern will present a double feature of The Human Voice, a short film that is Pedro Almodóvar’s English-language debut; and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, a newly remastered version of Almodóvar’s 1988 international breakthrough.

The Human Voice is an adaptation of the Jean Cocteau stage play of the same name, but Almodóvar’s sensory filmmaking and Tilda Swinton’s bracing lead performance make the 30-minute short feel as emotionally fulfilling as any feature film.

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is a classic that melds melodrama with screwball farce. The Academy Award–nominated black comedy secured Almodóvar’s place at the vanguard of modern Spanish cinema. Continuing the auteur’s exploration of the female psyche, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown tells the story of Pepa - played by the director’s frequent collaborator Carmen Maura - who resolves to kill herself with a batch of sleeping-pill-laced gazpacho after her lover leaves her. Fortunately, she is interrupted by a deliciously chaotic series of events.

WHEN

WHERE

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
https://www.themodern.org/film/human-voice-and-women-verge-nervous-breakdown

TICKET INFO

$7-$10
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