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Old 10-05-23, 08:06 AM
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Strange Way of Life (2023, D: Almodovar) S: Hawke, Pascal -- short film



A new short by Pedro Almodóvar starring 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....
30 minute short. This is actually getting a theatrical release starting this weekend (limited then expanding). A few theatres by me are screening it.

Reviews: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/strange_way_of_life

It also looks like it is being paired with The Human Voice, Almodóvar's short from 2020, starring Tilda Swinton.

A woman watches time passing next to the suitcases of her ex-lover (who is supposed to come pick them up, but never arrives) and a restless dog who doesn’t understand that his master has abandoned him.
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Re: Strange Way of Life (2023, D: Almodovar) S: Hawke, Pascal -- short film

What a solid film! Almodovar's 30 min version of
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Brokeback Mountain.

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Re: Strange Way of Life (2023, D: Almodovar) S: Hawke, Pascal -- short film

He was considering directing that years ago too.

Just saw it and it was a great short.

He’s working on doing his first English language feature next year.

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Re: Strange Way of Life (2023, D: Almodovar) S: Hawke, Pascal -- short film

Jeez, I didn't realize this was a short. I kinda regret buying my ticket now, it doesn't seem fair to charge full price for a 30 minute film.
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Re: Strange Way of Life (2023, D: Almodovar) S: Hawke, Pascal -- short film

There are two 30 minute shorts that play but I agree the full price ticket is ridiculous. Luckily I used A- List.
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This will come to Netflix on April 12.

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