28. okt., 17:30
VEGA SCENE, Hausmanns gate 28, 0182 Oslo, Norway
ABOUT THE FILM
Pedro Almodovar’s second film in English is a queer western that extracts the iconography and classic references of the genre to subvert the tradition.
Pedro Pascal plays Silva, a rancher who comes into town and meets his former lover, Jake, played by Ethan Hawke. But what starts as a rendezvous between lovers is soon revealed to be a visit with a purpose. Jake, the town sheriff, is intent on bringing a killer to justice and that killer is Silva’s son.
Both Pascal and Hawke bring a palpable chemistry, and their co-stars Jason Fernandez, Jose Condessa and Manu Rios shine in their fleeting moments.
As always with Almodóvar, the film is feast for the senses, gracefully shot by cinematographer José Luis Alcaine in the dusty Almería town built for Sergio Leone’s Dollar Trilogy. Costumes designed by the current creative director of Saint Laurent, Anthony Vaccarello and Alberto Iglesias’ atmospheric score complete a production design that elevates the film short run time.
Immediately after this film, it will follow the screening of “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown”, Almodovar’s classic comedy that catapulted him to international fame. Check the program for tickets to that screening.