Prada Candy L’Eau – Roman Coppola and Wes Anderson

Shahmurad Lodhi


In March of 2013, Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola made a three part series of short films called Prada Candy L’Eau as part of an advertising campaign for Prada. Not many people have seen the series (a mistake on the part of those people), which is surprising considering the popularity of the two directors. Like most movies that the two do together (The Darjeeling Limited and Moonrise Kingdom), Anderson’s qualities are a bit more obvious to pick than Coppola’s. This is to say that Anderson’s borderline obsessions with set colour scheme, composition, and angles are fairly evident throughout the series. The only negative thing that I’ve really heard about the movies are that they were all done in French. “how classically pretentious of Wes Anderson to film something in a different language” but that’s mainly from the type of people who pronounce pretentious as pre-ten-see-us and their opinions really don’t matter.

So basically the series follows a pair of friends, played by Peter Gadiot and Rodolphe Pauly, as they bicker over the affection of a girl named Candy, played by Lea Seydoux. The acting is all fantastic, and its a fairly simple idea that’s pulled off so well by Anderson and Coppola. All three parts of the series are included in the article, and they are a lot of fun.