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Pedro Almodóvar’s Strange Way Of Life gets a UK release date

Following its World Premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, Pathé has announced that the short western from acclaimed director Pedro Almodóvar, Strange Way Of Life, will be released in UK cinemas for one night only on 25th September and will feature an exclusive Q&A hosted by Anna Bogutskaya.

The short Western from acclaimed director Pedro Almodóvar. The film received its World Premiere out of competition at Cannes Film Festival. The film stars Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal.

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.

Writer/Director Pedro Almodóvar is one of Spain’s most celebrated filmmakers with numerous accolades to his name including an Academy Award®, four BAFTAs, numerous Goyas and over 100 further wins and nominations. His credits include WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER, VOLVER, PAIN AND GLORY and PARALLEL MOTHERS. STRANGE WAY OF LIFE 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.

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