Will Almodóvar's western 'Strange Way of Life' open the Cannes?
The short film Strange Way of Life will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, which will take place from May 16 to May 27
One of the many epithets associated with Pedro Almodóvar is "visionary". With his films, such as Parallel Mother (2021) or Volver (2006), the Spanish director pushes film boundaries, and he will do the same with his new film – the short film Strange Way of Life. Although it has not yet been officially confirmed, there are growing rumors that the 30-minute film could open this year's Cannes Film Festival.
It is a western that, due to the fact that it tells the love story of two men, has been compared to the film Brokeback Mountain (2005), which was nominated in eight categories at the 2006 Oscars, including the one for best film. In the end, he won three Oscars – for the best director (Ang Lee), for the best adapted screenplay and for the best original score.
Fan of Dua Lipa
Very little is known about the film at the moment. Apart from the genre and the backbone of the story, the main actors are still known - Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal.
However, the famous director was recently a guest on the podcast of the musician Dua Lipa, whose work, as he himself admitted, the Spaniard greatly appreciates. Answering a question about the films he is currently working on or that are still planned, he revealed some previously unknown details.
"He's not allowed to talk much about Westerns, but he'll tell you something because you're Dua Lipa and Almodóvar likes your music," said the translator in the introduction before the director continued to speak with the singer in English. Read the full article at KINO FILM.HR