It’s been two years since writer/director Wes Anderson’s last, award-winning film, The Grand Budapest Hotel was released. Inarguably one of the most creative and specific filmmakers to emerge from America in the 21st century, it was films like The Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and more, that helped to make casual moviegoers and critics believe in Anderson’s promise, only for his later films to fulfill on it.
Like many other iconic filmmakers as well, Anderson has his usual stable of actors and collaborators that he likes to work with in all of his films. One of the more notable and consistent has long been Adrien Brody too – and while we all wait for Anderson’s next feature film, he and Brody have reunited for a new Christmas-themed short film this year, to help satisfy fans of both auteurs in the meantime.
Titled “Come Together,” the short film was done for H&M. Clocking in at just under 4-minutes long, the project imagines Brody as a hard-working train conductor, who goes to some extraordinary means to make sure his passengers’ Christmas experience isn’t ruined by the train’s unexpected weather delays. Like with many of Anderson’s projects, it’s also both gloriously colorful and perfectly symmetrical.