Listen. The world needs joy. It needs some preciousness. It needs, literally, a little Christmas. (Like the song, you guys, come on.) Which is why I am here for Wes Anderson’s short holiday film for H&M.
That’s right: Come Together — the title of the aforementioned film — debuted today and stars Adrien Brody alongside some very cute outfits. (Some worn by Brody, some not, obviously.) The story takes place on a train traveling through the snow on Christmas Eve, and Brody plays the conductor. So: kind of like Grand Budapest Hotel and The Darjeeling Limited but also not those things at all. Wes Anderson might just really like trains. We can talk about it later.
“The winter train ride, under Wes Anderson’s direction, is the perfect setting for H&M’s holiday collection full of relaxed, wearable elegance,” said Pernilla Wohlfahrt, H&M’s head of design and creative director. “It’s about mixing the informal with a sense of occasion, capturing the holiday mood and for both dressing up and getting cozy with loved ones.”
And that obviously goes hand in hand with the ad, in which passengers are en route to visit family/friends/etc., but the weather threatens to delay them because life is unfair and undermines everything good, 99.9% of the time.
Says Adrien Brody: “This story may resonate more than ever at a time in the world where we could all do with giving a stranger a hug.”
Sure! Or it could just be a very cute short about clothes and winter and trains directed by Wes Anderson. Let’s start there and then rewatch all of his movies but especially Fantastic Mr. Fox because it’s adorable and Meryl Streep’s character’s outfit is perfect. Happy Holidays to us all.