Sony Pictures Classics announced on Thursday to pick up the worldwide rights (outside the UK, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, Italy and Latin America). strange way of lifeThe buzzy Pedro Almodovar short, starring Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal, will premiere as the official selection of the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.
The film, which has been secured in the pre-production stage, is set to release this fall and will almost certainly be considered for awards considering the potential of the talent behind it.
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After two gunmen meet again after 25 years, strange way of life marks the latest in a long line of collaborations between Almodovar and SPC, coming on the heels of the filmmaker’s first English-language project. the human voice – a short also distributed by SPC, starring Tilda Swinton. Almodovar describes the plot as follows: “A man rides a horse across the desert that separates him from Bitter Creek. He comes to see Sheriff Jake. Twenty-five years ago, both the sheriff and Silva, the rancher who sets out to meet him, worked together as hired gunmen. Silva visits a friend of his youth on the pretext of meeting him again, and they actually celebrate their meeting, but the next morning Sheriff Jake tells him that the reason for his visit is not to go back to the memories of their old friendship. Is … “
Produced by Almodóvar’s El Deseo and presented by Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello, strange way of life Pedro Casablancas, Manu Rios, George Stein, Jose Condesa, Jason Fernandez and Sara Salamo also star. Produced by Agustín Almodovar with Esther García as executive producer, and Barbara Piro, Diego Pazuello and Saint Laurent with Anthony Vaccarello as associate producer.
Four-time Oscar nominee and regular Almodovar collaborator Alberto Iglesias wrote the score, with costumes by Saint Laurent handled by Anthony Vaccarello.