Q&A with Pedro Almodóvar on Sept. 30
Almodóvar has spent his career creating gorgeous works of cinematic pastiche without sacrificing the essential human core. In his dazzling new short, he has created something unexpected, a hyper-male Western melodrama of vivid colors and explosive homoeroticism starring Ethan Hawke as a small-town sheriff who, after 25 years, rekindles a sexual relationship with a former lover, played by Pedro Pascal, when the latter’s son is suspected of a local killing. Gorgeously shot and scored by Almodóvar’s standbys José Luis Alcaine and Alberto Iglesias, Strange Way of Life captures the rarely dramatized intensity of middle-aged romance. A Sony Pictures Classics release. Followed by a conversation with Pedro Almodóvar.
Recommended Film Comment reading:
- Interview: Pedro Almodóvar on Pain and Glory (2019)
- The Film Comment Podcast: Pedro Almodóvar and Pain and Glory
- Willing Sinner: Pedro Almodóvar
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