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Therapy’s In Session With Prada And Polanski

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Yesterday, amid the many other films at Cannes was a notable short: Roman Polanski’s newmini-film for Prada, A Therapy. The diagnosis of this particular therapy session, between Helena Bonham Carter (dressed elegantly in a red Prada pencil skirt and purple button-up) and her Central Park psychiatrist (played by Ben Kingsley): Prada suits everyone. While Carter describes her bad dream at length, Kingsley’s attention is stolen by his patient’s striking purple fur coat, to the point where he can’t take his eyes off it and tries it on. And who can blame him?

Of the project, Polanski says in a statement released by the label, “When I was asked to shoot a short movie for Prada, I did not think I could 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.” He adds, “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.” Check out stills from the film, above, and click here to watch the full video.

Photos: Courtesy of Prada

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