Strange Way of Life, the trailer for Almodovar’s western with Pedro Pascal

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Strange Way Of Life, a short film by Pedro Almodovar, will premiere at Cannes 2023 and there is great anticipation. The trailer has increased the curiosity around this unusual product for the Spanish director because it will be his first time with the western genre and has involved two international protagonists who are experiencing a career in constant growth. Strange Way Of Life will be distributed by MUBI in Italy and Latin America and was filmed in the Tabernas desert, in Almeria. With this Almodovar directs a short for the second time after human voice of 2020 with Tilda Swinton protagonist premiered at the Venice Film Festival.

Strange Way of Life: the plot of the movie

A man crosses the desert that separates him from Bitter Creek on horseback. He comes to see Sheriff Jake. Twenty-five years earlier, both the sheriff and Silva, the rancher who meets him, worked together as hitmen. Silva visits him under the pretense of reuniting with his friend from his youth, and they indeed celebrate their meeting, but the next morning Sheriff Jake tells him that the reason for his trip is not to walk down memory lane of their old friendship. The strange way of life referred to in the title alludes to the famous fado by Amalia Rodrigues, whose lyrics suggest that there is no existence stranger than the one lived turning one’s back on one’s desires.

All the details of Strange Way of Life

The music of Strange Way of Life are composed by Alberto Iglesias, the costumes are by Saint Laurent and in the cast, in addition to Pascal and Hawke, there are Jason Fernández, José Condessa, George Steane and Manu Ríos, as well as actors such as Pedro Casablanc and Sara Sálamo.