New Prada Short Film Asks, 'What If Wes Anderson Directed 'Rush'?' (Video)


The "Grand Budapest Hotel" director enlists his go-to collaborator Jason Schwartzman for a stylized, eight-minute film on Italian Formula 1.

With his eighth feature, Grand Budapest Hotel, waiting in the wings for its premiere at February's Berlin International Film Festival, Wes Anderson continues to churn out visionary work of all shapes and sizes.

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His latest, a short film commissioned by Prada, rivals Ron Howard's Rush for best Formula 1 racing movie of 2013. As one might expect, they couldn't be further from each other on the style spectrum.

Anderson mainstay Jason Schwartzman stars in Castello Cavalcanti, a throwback to classic Italian cinema, regarded by the fashion house as “an extension of the cinematic scope of the Prada universe."

Clocking in at eight minutes, the film follows Formula 1 racer Jed Cavalcanti during the Molte Miglia rally in September 1955. After crashing his car, Jed reconnects with elderly townsfolk who might be part of his extended family.

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Castello Cavalcanti isn't the first film Anderson has completed in conjunction with Prada. In April, the filmmaker directed Prada Candy, another short featuring Blue Is the Warmest Color actress Léa Seydoux. Watch both of the films below: