Pedro Almodóvar’s Queer Western short, Strange Way Of Life, is set to have its world premiere at Cannes Film Festival.
The 30-minute Western will see Pedro Pascal and Ethan Hawke play two gunslingers and old friends who meet again after being separated for 25 years.
The film marks Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar’s second English language film after 2020’s The Human Voice, starring Tilda Swinton. He has both written and directed Strange Way Of Life.
After the Cannes premiere was announced, the director also gave a teasing description of the movie’s plot:
“A man rides a horse across the desert that separates him from Bitter Creek. He comes to visit Sheriff Jake [Hawke]. Twenty-five years earlier, both the sheriff and Silva [Pascal], the rancher who rides out to meet him, worked together as hired gunmen. Silva visits him with the excuse of reuniting with his friend from his youth, and they do indeed celebrate their meeting, but the next morning Sheriff Jake tells him that the reason for his trip is not to go down the memory lane of their old friendship.”
Streaming service Mubi has picked the film up for distribution in Italy and Latin America, with Pathé releasing it in the UK. Beyond the Cannes premiere next month, though, exact release dates are uncertain.
Let’s hope a wider release is announced soon, as this collaboration between Almodóvar, Pascal and Hawke is one we’re greatly looking forward to.
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