Wes Anderson's Castello Cavalcanti — Short Film

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added: Wed, Nov 13th '13

Wes Anderson fans rejoice! Prada has debuted "Castello Cavalcanti," the filmmaker's 8-minute short film, starring Anderson's frequent collaborator Jason Schwartzman. Sponsored by the fashion label, the 1955-set retro mini revolves around an Italian-American race-car driver (Schwartzman) who crashes into the center of a small Italian town, which strangely turns out to be his ancestral village. ("Great-great-grand uncle Michelangelo?" "Si!")

Featuring Anderson's typical brand of quirk, the film is imbued with an awkward sense of atmosphere and contains a strong visual presence, thanks in part to the brilliant cinematographer Darius Khondji. The short, which was produced by Roman Coppola, premiered earlier today at the Rome Film Festival, during a special event screening.

For longer works from Anderson -- you'll have to wait until his next feature-length comedy "The Grand Budapest Hotel," opens next year in March. Until then, enjoy the short, above.

directed by   Wes Anderson

starring   Jason Schwartzman, Giada Colagrande

release date   Rome Film Festival, 2013

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