PRADA presents “Castello Cavalcanti” by Wes Anderson

A surrealistic story of tradition taking place somewhere in Rome, Italy. 

Text: Leonidas Liolios


With its first short film ever presented last year in Cannes, PRADA wowed us by teaming up with the best such as director Roman Polanski and actors Elena Bonham Carter & Ben Kingsley, presenting “A Therapy”, a short film that seems to have started a tradition to be continued..


This year, a visual trip down ancestry lane in a very PRADA way is the overall theme of Wes Anderson’s kind of abstract short film shot in Rome in a place called “Castello Cavalcanti”. The story follows a car driver who accidentaly crashes into a Jesus statue only to find out that he now stands amongst his ancestors.

Director Wes Anderson is considered a true representator of the Polanski movement of directors and has worked with the Italian maison before on projects such as the Prada Candy Campaign.


Watch the 8-minute-long film below:


Jason Schwartzman
Giada Colagrande

Written and directed by Wes Anderson
Cinematography: Darius Khondji
Editing: Stephen Perkins
Production Design: Stefano Ortolani
Costumes Design: Milena Canonero
Music: Alessandro Casella & Randall Poster
Production: The Directors Bureau in association with Hi! Production