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Cannes: Saint Laurent Makes Chic Splash With Pedro Almodovar’s ‘Strange Way of Life’ as Debut Project From New Production Division

In fashion, credits are everything. This week in Cannes, French fashion house Saint Laurent graduated beyond “who are you wearing?” to “who made that movie?” courtesy of the world premiere of Pedro Almodovar’s gay Western Strange Way of Life starring Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal. Because credits are crucial, now is the time to point […]

Cannes: Ethan Hawke Praises ‘Strange Way of Life’ Co-Star Pedro Pascal as “Very Attractive, Extremely Talented Man”

One of the more intriguing selections at this year’s Cannes Film Festival — a 30-minute gay Western short film from beloved Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar, presented by French fashion house Saint Laurent and starring Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal — finally had its world premiere. Almodóvar, for one, was pleased as punch to see a capacity crowd […]

‘Strange Way of Life’ Review: Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal Heat Up the Desert in Pedro Almodóvar’s Intoxicating Queer Western

The half-hour short about the reunion of former lovers also features Jason Fernández and José Condessa as the protagonists in their wild youth, with Manu Ríos as a guitar-strumming balladeer.

Cannes: “Unacceptable” Festival Mishap at Pedro Almodóvar Event Sparks Mini Riot

The first full day of the 2023 Cannes Film Festival was marred by a festival mishap that resulted in dozens — perhaps even hundreds — of festivalgoers being turned away from a screening for which they possessed tickets, all after they had waited for more than an hour in pouring rain. Ticketholders for the 3 […]

Pedro Almodóvar’s LGBTQ Western ‘Strange Way of Life’ Gets Cannes Premiere

Pedro Almodóvar’s Strange Way of Life, an LGBTQ-themed Western starring Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal, will have its world premiere at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, the festival confirmed Tuesday. The short, which sees The Northman star Ethan Hawke and The Last of Us‘ Pascal as two middle-aged gunslingers with a deep connection who meet […]

Guillermo del Toro to be Honored at MoMA’s Film Benefit

Guillermo del Toro has a date with New York’s Museum of Modern Art. The Pinocchio auteur will be honored at the museum’s Film Benefit, presented by Chanel, on Dec. 8. It’s an institution he knows well. Del Toro’s work has appeared in several MoMA exhibitions, first in 1994 when his first film, Cronos, was selected […]

Pedro Almodovar, Tilda Swinton, Mark Ruffalo Demand “Full Accountability” for Killing of Palestinian Journalist

Pedro Almodovar, Susan Sarandon, Ken Loach, Mike Leigh, Tilda Swinton, Mark Ruffalo, Asif Kapadia, Miriam Margolyes, Boots Riley, Jim Jarmusch, Steve Coogan, Naomi Klein, Hany Abu Assad and Peter Gabriel are among a group of 126 artists who have put their names on a statement that calls for “meaningful measures to ensure accountability for the […]

Dorian Film Awards: ‘The Power of the Dog,’ ‘Flee’ Among Top Honors

Continuing her triumphant awards run, Jane Campion was recognized as best director for Western drama The Power of the Dog at the Dorian Film Awards on Thursday, hosted by GALECA, the Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics. The project also picked up the coveted best film honor in category that included Japanese drama Drive My Car, […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Penelope Cruz (‘Parallel Mothers’)

Penelope Cruz, the guest on this week’s episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, is a stunningly talented and beautiful, trailblazing Spanish actress who is one of only a small handful of Europeans who have become bona fide A-list stars in America. The Los Angeles Times has called her “one of international cinema’s most artistically risk-ready […]

“Directing Is a Hostage Negotiation With Reality”: Pedro Almodovar, Jane Campion, Guillermo del Toro and the THR Director Roundtable

Directing movies has always been a high-wire act, and it has only gotten harder in this unpredictable era of the pandemic. In mid-November, six filmmakers behind some of the year’s most celebrated cinematic work gathered for The Hollywood Reporter’s Director Roundtable: Pedro Almodóvar (Parallel Mothers), Kenneth Branagh (Belfast), Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog), […]

Gina Rodriguez to Star in TV Adaptation of Pedro Almodovar’s ‘Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown’ for Apple (Exclusive)

Pedro Almodovar’s 1988 black comedy Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is getting the TV treatment. Sources say Apple has optioned the rights to develop a TV series based on the feature that secured the writer-director his first Oscar nomination (for foreign-language film). Jane the Virgin grad Gina Rodriguez will star in the […]

How Alberto Iglesias Scored ‘Parallel Mothers’ as an “Intimate Thriller”

Spanish composer Alberto Iglesias has been working steadily alongside Pedro Almodóvar for more than 25 years. Iglesias’ sweeping, romantic scores have helped capture the outsized intimacy that has become a staple of the filmmaker’s late career offerings, including Oscar-winning films like All About My Mother and Talk to Her. Iglesias still remembers the first time […]