Video: Wes Anderson's Awesome New Short Film Stars Jason Schwartzman
There's been so much buzz surrounding Wes Anderson's upcoming film The Grand Budapest Hotel, that it just delights us that he's released a short film in true Anderson form today.
Spearheaded by Prada, his eight-minute short, Castello Cavalcanti takes us on a journey with his partner-in-crime Jason Schwartzman—who we've seen light up the screen in a number of Anderson's stylized movies. It holds all the elements you'd expect—from the witty dialogue to the vibrant colors—and takes place in Italy in 1955, with Schwartzman at the helm as an American race car driver named Jed Cavalcanti.
Slate points out that the short is an homage to director Frederico Fellini and the character is named after one of his favorite Brazilian directors Alberto Cavalcanti.
And where is Prada's product placement in all of this? You can spot the brand's name emblazoned in red across the back of Schwartzman's yellow jumpsuit. This will tide us over until we wait for The Grand Budapest Hotel's release on March 7, 2014.