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:
A friend just showed me this trailer last night for the film “Laurence Anyways” by Xavier Dolan. It’s a French film that follows the life of a man who lives in Quebec and who wants to live the rest of his life as a woman. In the film he struggles to maintain a relationship with his female soulmate, his family and maintain his career. He is a son, brother, lover and teacher exploring his true identity.
The trailer is visually stunning and features a song from the amazing Moderat titled “A New Error”.
The film played at Cannes this year and is set to be released July 18th in France and Canada. I can’t find any US release dates. Can’t wait to see it!
* Antonio Banderas is set to star in Pedro Almodovar film once again: “The Spanish director and star last worked together on Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down back in 1990. They will now re-tie the knot with a revenge thriller, La Piel que habito (The Skin I Live In), which shoots later this year. Variety reports that the movie is loosely based on Thierry Jonquet’s 1995 novel Mygale and will star Banderas as a plastic surgeon on the trail of the man who raped his daughter. ‘It’s the harshest film I’ve ever written,’ Almodovar told El Pais this week. ‘And Banderas’s character is brutal.'”
* Cannes is getting its first (unofficial) GLBT award! Following on awards such as the Teddy at Berlin and the Queer Lion at Venice, an independent group is establishing the Queer Palm. The first Queer Palm, recognising a film for its contribution to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender themes, will be handed out May 22.
* This movie actor is B list although he definitely has A++ name recognition. Young. Not some faded A lister who is now a B. Our actor has been in some of the biggest hits of all time. Anyway, although our actor considers himself heterosexual and he has had a very famous, very public heterosexual romance, he told someone the other day that ‘if you get orally serviced by a guy, its doesn’t mean you are gay. In fact, I just had a guy I have known for awhile do that to me last week.'” (Guesses? Orlando Bloom or LaBeouf?)
* What’s On Paul Rudd’s computer? Video’s of himself dancing and nude Tayne!