The long-awaited first trailer of Pedro Almodóvar Strange way of life is finally here and it looks amazing.
The West Short Stars Pedro Pascal And Ethan Hawke as former lovers reunited after decades apart.
The official synopsis of Strange way of life reads: ‘A man rides a horse across the desert that separates it from Bitter Creek. He comes to visit Sheriff Jake. Twenty-five years earlier, the sheriff and Silva, the rancher who came to meet him, worked together as contract killers.
The synopsis continues. “Silva visits him with the excuse of reuniting with his childhood friend, and they do indeed celebrate their reunion, but the next morning Sheriff Jake tells him that the reason for his trip is not to go back in their past. old friendship. …”
Almodóvar called this short his response to Brokeback Mountain and what that means for the writer and director is campy, bold, unapologetic queerness and we love to see it.
He previously explained that the title “alludes to the famous fado of Amalia Rodrigues, whose lyrics suggest that there is no stranger existence than that which is lived by turning one’s back on one’s own desires”.
Since their romance ended a quarter of a decade before the two moved in different directions, Pascal’s Silva is now a gunslinger and Hawke’s Jake has become a town sheriff. But when their paths cross again, old passions rekindle. In the trailer, the two argue over their history, and at one point Silva tells Jake, “Years ago you asked me what two men could do living together on a ranch. I will answer you now.
We can’t wait to hear what he says next.
Strange way of life also stars Eliteby Manu Rios with José Condessa, Jason Fernández, Sara Sálama, Erenice Lohan, Pedro Casablan. and George Steane.The short film will have its world premiere at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, which will take place from May 16 to 27.
Watch the trailer below.