Pedro Almodóvar (Parallel Mothers) is arguably Spain’s most esteemed director. Strange Way of Life is his second English language production, starring Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal.
Strange Way of Life sees former lovers Silva (Pascal) and Jake (Hawke) reunited after twenty-five years. Jake, who is now the Sheriff of a small desert-bordering town called Bitter Creek, quickly suspects that Silva’s sudden appearance after travelling across the desert on horseback is a cover for something more sinister than he imagined; however, after sharing dinner the truth of the reunion is revealed. An artistic and romantic vignette with all the hallmarks of Almodovar’s signature visual style and camera work and the powerhouse performances of Pascal and Hawke.
Audience please be advised: this is not a feature-length, running at 31 minutes.