September 1955. Italy. Racing driver Jack Cavalcanti crashes his race car into a statue of Jesus Christ in the small town of Castello Cavalcanti, which leads to one of the quirkiest family reunions ever.
This is 'Castello Cavalcanti,' a new 8-minute short from Wes Anderson that should tide us over until the delightful-looking Grand Budapest Hotel comes out next spring. It stars Anderson stalwart Jason Schwartzman as the driver, who quickly realizes that he has crashed his car in his ancestral home. The village is full of his relatives, including his great-great grand-uncle Michelangelo.
The film debuted today today at the Rome Film Festival in the Special Events Out of Competition section. Like everything Wes Anderson makes, it's wonderful, and it's a great salute to the glory days of motorsport. You should take it in right now.