“The richly acted, sumptuously photographed STRANGE WAY OF LIFE lives up to its title as a revisionist Western that embraces its classical genre roots while also carving out a very modern way of looking at the past.”
—Stephen Garrett, The Observer, on STRANGE WAY OF LIFE
“Almodóvar’s sense of cinema design … is acutely keyed to Swinton’s performance here, which projects mercurial emotion with Swiss watch precision.”
—Glenn Kenney, The New York Times, on THE HUMAN VOICE
Don’t miss this pair of featurettes from the master Pedro Almodóvar, accompanied by a filmed interview with Almodóvar about his work.
About STRANGE WAY OF LIFE: A man (Pedro Pascal) rides a horse across the desert that separates him from Bitter Creek. He comes to visit Sheriff Jake (Ethan Hawke). 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.
About THE HUMAN VOICE: 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.