SONY PICTURES CLASSICS WILL RELEASE PEDRO ALMODÓVAR’S ‘STRANGE WAY OF LIFE’ IN NY & LA THEATERS ON OCTOBER 4, FOLLOWED BY A NATIONWIDE RELEASE ON OCTOBER 6
Starring Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal, the 2023 Official Cannes Selection will play in theaters alongside Almodóvar’s previous short film, THE HUMAN VOICE
NEW YORK (August 3, 2023) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they will release Pedro Almodóvar’s short film, STRANGE WAY OF LIFE, in theaters in New York and Los Angeles on October 4 before expanding nationwide on October 6. A 2023 Cannes selection, the film stars Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal and will play in theaters alongside Almodóvar’s 2020 short film, THE HUMAN VOICE starring Tilda Swinton, which was also distributed by Sony Pictures Classics. Together, the two shorts represent Almodóvar’s only English-language projects to date.
Produced by Almodóvar’s El Deseo and presented by Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello, STRANGE WAY OF LIFE also stars Pedro Casablanc, Manu Ríos, George Steane, José Condessa, Jason Fernández and Sara Sálamo. It is produced by Agustín Almodóvar, with Esther García as executive producer and Bárbara Peiró, Diego Pajuelo, and Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello as associate producers.
The score is composed by four-time Academy Award® nominee Alberto Iglesias, a regular Almodóvar collaborator who received his most recent Oscar nomination in 2022 for Almodóvar’s PARALLEL MOTHERS. All characters are costumed by Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello.
STRANGE WAY OF LIFE follows two gunmen who reunite after many years. In the film, 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...
This is the latest in a long relationship between Almodóvar and Sony Pictures Classics. The distributor has released much of Almodóvar’s work, including his most recent feature films, PARALLEL MOTHERS (2021) and PAIN AND GLORY (2019), which received two Oscar nominations each.
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