Wes Anderson Directs A Christmas Commercial For H&M Starring Adrien Brody
Wes Anderson ushered in some festive cheer by directing a four minute long Christmas special commercial for H&M clothing brand. Adrien Brody, who had earlier worked with Anderson in The Darjeeling Limited and The Grand Budapest Hotel, reunited with the filmmaker in the commercial.
Titled as Come Together, the commercial opens on a train called H&M Express. Brody is the conductor, who can be seen tearing off a page from the calendar and revealing Dec.25, the day of Christmas on it. He then makes an announcement to the passengers that due to bad weather, the train is delayed which means they may not be able to make it to home for Christmas.
The passengers in the train look dismal at the announcement. Each one has a little photo of their nearest and dearest ones by their side signifying the importance of being together with loved ones on a festive holiday like Christmas. A distant Christmassy choir can be heard singing The Little Drummer Boy in the background.
Suddenly the mood changes as the passengers are seen scurrying on the corridor of the train. The text reads: 19 minutes later. A little passenger boy also peeps out of his compartment to see what the commotion is about. He then is stunned to see that Brody along with his staff and fellow passengers have put together a Christmas celebration in one of the train compartments. The overjoyed boy then runs to Brody and puts the star on the Christmas tree.
Anderson's commercial manages to put everyone in a holiday spirit by pushing all the right buttons in just under four minutes, The Verge reported. "There are various pieces of H&M branding tucked inside the short at discrete moments, but let's forget about the cynicism for now, and just focus on a sweet story told with style," reviewed the publication.