SHORTS IN COMPETITION: NARRATIVE

HUMAN VOICE

Directed by Edoardo Ponti
SHORT NARRATIVE 25 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE HUMAN VOICE
Set against the backdrop of Naples, Italy, in 1950, Human Voice, based on the iconic Jean Cocteau play of the same name, tells the story of Angela (Sophia Loren), a woman in her twilight years, who rides the emotional roller coaster of her last telephone conversation with the man she loves as he is leaving her for another woman.

Screening in Shorts Program: Soul Survivors
Drama, Relationships, Returning Filmmaker
About the Director(s)
Between Strangers (2002) was the first feature film Edoardo Ponti wrote and directed, with an ensemble cast that included Sophia Loren, Mira Sorvino, Gerard Depardieu, and Malcolm McDowell. The film premiered at the Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals and won multiple other award nominations. In 2013, Ponti directed The Nightshift Belongs to the Stars, starring Nastassja Kinski, and it won the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival Best Live-Action Short and was short-listed for the Academy Awards in the same category.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Shorts in Competition: Narrative
  • Year:
    2013
  • Length:
    25 minutes
  • Language:
    Italian
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    World
Cast & Credits
  • Editor:
    Chiara Griziotti
  • Cinematographer:
    Rodrigo Prieto
  • Cast:
    Sophia Loren, Virginia Da Brescia, Enrico Lo Verso.
  • Screenwriter:
    Erri De Luca & Edoardo Ponti based on Jean Cocteau's play
  • Co-Producer:
    OHPEN Italia
  • Executive Producer:
    Haig Bagerdjian
  • Director:
    Edoardo Ponti
  • Composer:
    William Goodrum
  • Associate Producer:
    Guendalina Ponti
  • Producer:
    Edoardo Ponti & Massimiliano Di Lodovico
  • Sound Designer:
    Maurizio Argentieri
  • Costume Designer:
    Mariano Trufano
  • Production Designer:
    Maurizio Sabatini

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