Landing in our inbox is the Strange Way of Life trailer starring Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal, a short Western from acclaimed director Pedro Almodóvar that marks his second work in the English language, the first being THE HUMAN VOICE starring Tilda Swinton which premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2020. The film will receive its World Premiere out of competition at Cannes Film Festival, followed by a theatrical release in the UK later this year.
A man rides a horse across the desert that separates him from Bitter Creek. He comes to visit Sheriff Jake. Twenty-five years earlier, both the sheriff and Silva, 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…. I must say no more so as not to give away all the surprises of the script!
The strange way of life referred in the title alludes to the famous fado by Amalia Rodrigues, whose lyrics suggest that there is no stranger existence than the one that is lived by turning your back on your own desires.
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Here’s the Strange Way of Life trailer…..