Prada asked film directors Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola to create a short film involving a love triangle--all in the name of a girl name Candy…a subtle reference to the new Prada fragrance of the same name. The short comes on the heels of other Prada films by Roman Polanski and Baz Luhrmann.
The 3 minute+ film is steeped in Anderson and Coppola’s signature styles. The first short opens with Anderson’s dry wit dialogue (subtitled in French), and then, just to prove a point that this is really an Anderson-Coppola collaboration, the camera quickly pans to the right, then back to the left, and then the camera runs on a track to the right and settles down on an awkward conversation between two characters. The film features other Anderson trademarks like '60s rock, diorama-style frame composition and suit-and-tie-wearing twentysomething men.
All-in-all, it is a nice way to get a little Wes Anderson fix while we wait for his next film due out next year—The Grand Budapest Hotel.