While big name films find distribution and notoriety at The Cannes Film Festival, short films also continue to make some noise, especially when they are directed by Roman Polanski. The lauded director of such movies as “Rosemary’s Baby”, “The Pianist” and more recently, “The Ghost Writer,” directed an almost four minute long film starring Sir Ben Kingsley and Helena Bonham Carter for Prada. Yes, fresh off of being one-half of the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute exhibition, which opened recently by fêting some seriously well dressed stars, Muccia Prada has once again delved into a new and rather interesting medium.
The short is simply titled, “A Therapy” and is exactly about that, as you might have guessed. Helena looks absolutely ravishing as she plays the role of a wealthy lady dressed in you-know-who, that chatters on to her therapist (Kingsley) about the perils of money grubbing men that clamor for her attention. As the therapist sits down, Helena’s purple fur -thumbs down if it’s real- coat grabs his attention and -ok, just watch the movie, we won’t spoil it for you. Trust us, it is actually quite witty.