Pedro Almodovar's shorts STRANGE WAY OF LIFE and THE HUMAN VOICE plus a conversation
Dec 8 thru 11
Fri to Mon 4:00,6:00
Dir. Pedro Almodovar - 2023 to 2023 - 91m total - Spain/U.S. - In English and Spanish with English Subtitles
Strange Way of Life (2023 - 31m) - 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… starring Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal plus Pedro Casablanc, Manu Ríos, George Steane, José Condessa, Jason Fernández and Sara Sálamo.
The Human Voice - (2020 - 30m) - A woman (Tilda Swinton) 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.
Conversation with Pedro Almodovar - a sit down with a Spanish interviewer prompting him to discuss casting Pedro Pascal, his love of American westerns and his writing process.
STRANGE WAY OF LIFE : "Leave it to Almodóvar to take our breath away right before galloping into the sunset." - Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times
STRANGE WAY OF LIFE : "Atmospheric, cinematic and beautiful, the plot is simple but the characters complex" - Ben Turner, The Pink Lens