The great director Pedro Almodóvar’s gay (not queer) western, Strange Way Of Life, has dropped a trailer ahead of its premiere next month at the Cannes Film Festival.
Hawke will be taking the screen as Jake, a desert-dwelling sheriff who hasn’t seen Silva, a gunslinger played by Pedro Pascal, in 25 years, with the two characters living on completely opposite sides of the desert.
Strange Way Of Life‘s official synopsis provides a bit more clarity :
“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….”
Strange Way Of Life makes its world premiere at the 76th annual Cannes Film Festival in France, which runs from May 16 to 27, with further release details to be announced. Watch the teaser trailer below: