Prada‘s new fashion film is practically dripping in Oscars…and probably some weird sexual kinks. Directed by Roman Polanski (guilty on both fronts), Sir Ben Kingsley plays psychiatrist to Helena Bonham Carter before shirking his shrink duties to drape himself in her Prada purple puffer jacket. It seems that Prada has given the doctor a fuzzy case of ADD in A Therapy.
When Prada asked Roman Polanski to direct a short film for them, he was unsure the freedom would be there. “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 can not 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.”
Roman Polanski thought it best to screen A Therapy unannounced before the restored movie, “Tess.” Prada is just full of surprises.