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"Human Voice" is inspired by Jean Cocteau's iconic one woman play of the same name. Set against the backdrop of Naples, Italy, in 1950, this romantic drama tells the story of Angela, (played by Sophia Loren), a woman in the twilight of her 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.

The legendary theatrical piece “La Voix Humaine” by Jean Cocteau, on which the film is based, has been performed for decades by the greatest actresses of their generation. It is the holy grail of acting, intimidating most actors for its demanding emotional range and separating the wheat from the chaff. It is now the turn of film legend Sophia Loren to take on the challenge, fulfilling a forty year old dream to inhabit that role. Director Edoardo Ponti helms the film which features an all-star technical crew headed by Oscar-Nominated diretor of Photography Rodrigo Prieto.

Category Short film
Original title Voce Umana
Director Edoardo Ponti
Country Italy
Format HD
Runtime 25 min
Year 2014
Language Italian
Subtitles English
Genre Award-Winning, Drama


  • "Official Selection" Cannes Classics
  • Sophia Loren winner of a special 2014 Donatello award (Italian) Oscar for her performance
  • Tribeca IFF, Chicago IFF

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