Oscar winning director, Roman Polanski directed Prada’s feature short film, A Therapy. The film, starring Ben Kingsley and Helena Bonham Carter, made it’s debut this week at the Cannes Film Festival. ‘A Therapy’ depicts Bonham Carter as a troubled rich girl visiting her psychiatrist, played by Kingsley. Draped from head-to-toe in Prada, the troubled women hangs her coat up and reclines on the velvet chaise longue as she expresses the events of a bad dream she recently had. While pouring out her feeling, the psychiatrist can’t help but to be captivated by the girl’s Prada coat propped up on the coat hanger. He becomes so fascinated by the beauty of the coat, that he opts to try it on as the woman continues to express her thoughts. Polanski discussed his opportunity to direct to three minute feature film, stating:
When I was asked to shoot a short movie for Prada, I did not think that I could really be myself, but the reality is that in the total freedom I was given, I had the opportunity to reunite my favorite group of people on set and just have fun. The chance to dwell on what the fashion world represents nowadays and the fact that it is accompanied by so many stereotypes is fascinating and at the same time a bit upsetting, but you definitely cannot ignore it. It’s very refreshing to know that there are still places open to irony and wit and, for sure, Prada is one of them.