Human Voice

Shorts in Competition: Narrative

World Premiere

Italy | 25 MINUTES | Italian | English subtitles


Drama, Relationships, Returning Filmmaker
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


Directed by Edoardo Ponti

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.
Edoardo Ponti
Erri De Luca & Edoardo Ponti based on Jean Cocteau's play
Edoardo Ponti & Massimiliano Di Lodovico
Chiara Griziotti
Associate Producer
Guendalina Ponti
Rodrigo Prieto
Executive Producer
Haig Bagerdjian
William Goodrum
OHPEN Italia
Production Designer
Maurizio Sabatini
Costume Designer
Mariano Trufano
Sound Designer
Maurizio Argentieri
Sophia Loren, Virginia Da Brescia, Enrico Lo Verso.


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