★★★★ "A western that delivers an opera's worth of emotion. An intensely likeable wee film" - Stuff.
Spain's legendary filmmaking auteur Pedro Almodóvar (Volver, Parallel Mothers) returns with his own unique take on the Western genre! This special short film will be followed by a recorded interview with Almodóvar himself.
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.
★★★★ "Pedro Pascal and Ethan Hawke sizzle in this this dusty lusty tale of long-lost lovers bound by a bloody fate" - The Guardian
★★★★ "Almodóvar cracks the whip and the whole thing rattles along like an episode of Bonanza with more shots of bare bottoms." - The Financial Times
★★★★ "It’s juicy material, impeccably handled by the two leads..." - Times
★★★★ "The filmmaking, as you’d expect, is impeccable" - Time Out
★★★★ "A sweet, mournful, exquisitely acted story" - Daily Mail
"A handsome and tender gavotte through the genre's classic and revisionist modes, full of smouldering looks and vivid colours that give every scene a bright, Warholian pop." - Daily Telegraph
*Please note this is a short film (61mins) and therefore tickets are at a special price ($13.50* for everyone).