Strange Way of Life

Extraña forma de vida
Pedro Almodóvar, Spain, France 2023, 61’
Polish premiere, no English subtitles
Priscilla The Holdovers

Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal in a movie directed by Pedro Almodóvar. Presented at the Cannes Film Festival, this short is a love story that delights and touches while accounting for the macho stereotypes of the Western.

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The film is shown in a set with an interview with Pedro Almodóvar (30').

Jakub Demiańczuk

Pedro Almodóvar

Born in 1949, Pedro Almodóvar is a director, screenwriter, producer, and occasionally an actor. He is one of the most important filmmakers of contemporary cinema. Early in his career, Almodóvar was one of the most important figures of the La Movida Madrileña movement, which grew out of the liberalization in Spain after the death of General Franco. As a director, he is famous for his special visual sensitivity, love of toying with kitsch and interest in sexuality. Almodóvar’s most important films include Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Best Script Award in Venice), Everything About My Mother (Palm d'or at Cannes for Best Director), Talk To Her (Oscar for Best Original Screenplay).

Selected filmography

1988 Kobiety na skraju załamania nerwowego / Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios / Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

1993 Kika

1997 Drżące ciało / Carne trémula / Live Flesh

1999 Wszystko o mojej matce / Todo sobre mi madre / All About My Mother

2002 Porozmawiaj z nią / Hable con ella / Talk to Her

2004 Złe wychowanie / La mala educación / Bad Education

2006 Volver

2013 Przelotni kochankowie / Los amantes pasajeros / I'm So Excited

2016 Julieta

2019 Ból i blask / Dolor y gloria / Pain and Glory

2020 Ludzki głos / La Voz Humana / The Human Voice

Cast & Crew

director Pedro Almodóvar
screenplay Pedro Almodóvar
cinematography José Luis Alcaine
editing Teresa Font
music Alberto Iglesias
cast Ethan Hawke, Pedro Pascal
producer Agustín Almodóvar, Esther García
production El Deseo, Saint Laurent Productions
Polish distributor UIP
language English
coloration colour
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