The Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar has released the official trailer for his latest short film, “Strange Way of Life”, starring Pedro Pascal and Ethan Hawke. Shot in southern Spain, it is Almodóvar’s second English-language film after “The Human Voice”, which starred Tilda Swinton in 2020.
Premiere at Cannes Film Festival
The short film will debut out-of-competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, which runs from May 16-27. After the screening, there will be a conversation with Almodóvar and his filmmaking team. The director had earlier expressed his desire to premiere the film at Cannes in an interview for singer-songwriter Dua Lipa’s podcast, “At Your Service”, in January.
“Strange Way of Life” tells the story of a man who rides a horse across the desert to meet Sheriff Jake in Bitter Creek. Both the sheriff and Silva, a rancher who also worked as a hired gunman, were friends 25 years ago. Silva visits the sheriff to reunite with his old friend, but the next morning, the sheriff tells him that his trip is not to reminisce about their past. The title of the film alludes to the famous fado song by Amalia Rodrigues, whose lyrics suggest that there is no stranger existence than the one lived by turning your back on your own desires.
The film is produced by Agustín Almodóvar, with Esther García as executive producer and Bárbara Peiró, Diego Pajuelo, and Saint Laurent’s Anthony Vaccarello as associate producers. Apart from Hawke and Pascal, the film also features Pedro Casablanc, Manu Ríos, George Steane, José Condessa, Jason Fernández, Sara Sálamo, Ohiana Cueto, and Daniela Medina. The music for the film is composed by Alberto Iglesias.
“Strange Way of Life” is a Western with a twist, and Almodóvar’s fans are eagerly awaiting its premiere at Cannes. The trailer hints at a film that is both visually stunning and emotionally intense, with a story that is likely to surprise and captivate audiences.
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