“Castello Cavalcanti” by Wes Anderson


3 of 5 stars
What’s this?

This new, seven-minute short film from director Wes Anderson is “presented by Prada” and is an homage to the work of Federico Fellini. Imagine the set of a Fellini film as a backdrop for Andersonisms, and you get the idea.

By the way, I find it fascinating how ostensibly indie directors are free to make obviously commercial contract work like this with no loss to their credibility. Imagine Lorde, say, writing a song “presented by Prada.” We hold different kinds of artists accountable to different kinds of standards, apparently without a unifying logic.

Watch “Castello Cavalcanti” at YouTube.