Written by: Alex Green
Wes Anderson has directed a new short film for H&M.
Dubbed Come Together, the film stars one of Anderson’s favorite players Adrien Brody as a train conductor whose holiday surprise for his travelers is thwarted by snow.
Brody, who has featured in three of Anderson’s films (The Darjeeling Limited, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Fantastic Mr. Fox), brings a quirky and endearingly nervous energy to the role.
“This story may resonate more than ever at a time in the world where we could all do with giving a stranger a hug,” Brody said in a statement about the movie.
This is not the first time that the Academy Award-nominated director has helmed a commercial. He’s also shot clips for Prada, Stella Artois and American Express.
A Swedish multinational clothing retail company, H&M has a presence in 62 countries, boasting over 4,000 stores worldwide. It’s the second largest clothing retailer in the world.
“The winter train ride, under Wes Anderson’s direction, is the perfect setting for H&M’s holiday collection full of relaxed, wearable elegance,” H&M’s Pernilla Wohlfahrt said in a statement. H&M’s head of design and creative director, Wohlfahrt said, “It’s about mixing the informal with a sense of occasion, capturing the holiday mood for both dressing up and getting cosy with loved ones.”