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If you are a fan of Pedro Pascal, you might want to check out his upcoming film called “Strange Way of Life.”
Strange Way of Life follows the story of two friends namely Sheriff Jake—played by actor Ethan Hawke, Moon Knight (2022), and Silva—played by Pedro Pascal, The Last of Us (2023), who have not seen each other for 25 years! What kind of past did these two share and what kind of future awaits the two of them?
Strange Way of Life, a Western drama short film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, also stars José Condessa as young Silva, Jason Fernández as young Jake, and Erenice Lohan as Clara, to name a few. It is set to premiere at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival this month and on 26 May 2023 in Spanish theaters. No dates have been set yet for the release in the United States.
Speaking with Dua Lipa for her podcast Dua Lipa: At Your Service, Almodóvar said of the movie, “This is a queer western in the sense that there are two men, and they love each other, and they behave in that situation in an opposite way.” He added, “What it has that most Westerns don’t have is the kind of dialogue that I don’t think a Western film has ever captured between two men. And now I think I’m telling you too much.”
The film’s official summary reads:
“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….”
Watch the trailer below:
Fans of Brokeback Mountain are already looking forward to said movie. What the fans probably don’t remember is that Almodóvar was first tapped to direct Brokeback Mountain but he declined to do the movie because his take would have “More sex, more sex.” Read the interview here and here.