Here’s when Pedro Pascal and Ethan Hawke’s queer western Strange Way of Life is scheduled to hit UK cinemas.
Over the last few months, LGBTQIA+ movie enthusiasts have anxiously awaited the release of director Pedro Almodóvar’s “answer to Brokeback Mountain“.
With a run time of 31 minutes, the film follows Silva (Pascal) and a sheriff named Jake (Hawke) as they navigate their complicated past and uncertain future.
The official synopsis reads: “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…”
On 17 May, Strange Way of Life had its world premiere at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.
The film received universal acclaim from critics, with many praising its “melodramatic story,” Pascal and Hawke’s chemistry, and its beautiful cinematography.
Fortunately, the general public will finally be able to experience the epic queer Western very soon.
According to Digital Spy, Strange Way of Life will be headed to UK cinemas on 25 September for one night only. The event will also feature a Q&A hosted by Anna Bogutskaya.
As for the US, the LGBTQIA+ film will be released in select cinemas in New York and Los Angeles on 4 October – with a wider release set for 6 October.
The exciting news comes a few months after Pascal opened up to Insider about working with Almodóvar.
“It could have been anything that [Almodóvar] asked me to do, and I would have done it without question,” he told the outlet.
“He absolutely opened up an entire world of storytelling, colour, culture, rebellion, and sexuality that was just absolutely intoxicating, dangerous, hilarious, heartbreaking, and encompassing the whole spectrum, but with such a signature style.
“It was really an incredible opportunity to go, learn, and to enjoy the experience of being on the level of people like that. Taking it all in was incredible.”
Check out the full trailer for Strange Way of Life here or below.