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7 Must-See Short Films by Wes Anderson

Wes Anderson, the critically acclaimed film director and screenwriter, is well known for movies like The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom, The Darjeeling Limited, and more. Here's a list of short films by Wes Anderson, which follow the same distinctive visual and narrative style of his movies. Enjoy!

1

Give Beautifully (2014)

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7 Must-See Short Films by Wes Anderson | Give Beautifully (2014)

This is a commercial for Stella Artois.
Each year, people bring the farm's trees home and decorate them in lights. But, one tree stands strong as others are cut, never going anywhere: a 100-year-old oak. Every year owner Jeff dreams about seeing his oak tree draped in lights, glowing against the Oregon sunset. See how Jaimee, Jeff's wife, gives him a special gift this season.

2

Castello Cavalcanti (2013)

7 Must-See Short Films by Wes Anderson | Castello Cavalcanti (2013)

Starring Jason Schwartzman as an unsuccessful race car driver who crashes his car in an Italian village, this 8-minute film was filmed at Cinecittà in Rome, Italy and financed by Prada. It debuted at the Rome Film Festival and was released online on November 13, 2013. It quickly became viral and received critical acclaim.

3

Prada : Candy (2013)

7 Must-See Short Films by Wes Anderson | Prada : Candy (2013)

Prada presents a film by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola, starring Léa Seydoux. It introduces the new fragrance Prada Candy L'Eau.

4

Cousin Ben Troop Screening with Jason Schwartzman (2012)

7 Must-See Short Films by Wes Anderson | Cousin Ben Troop Screening with Jason Schwartzman (2012)

This is a commercial short for Moonrise Kingdom. It stars Jason Schwartzman.

5

Hotel Chevalier (2007)

7 Must-See Short Films by Wes Anderson | Hotel Chevalier (2007)

Starring Jason Schwartzman and Natalie Portman as former lovers who reunite in a Paris hotel room, the 13-minute film acts as a prologue to Anderson's 2007 feature The Darjeeling Limited. It was shot on location in a Parisian hotel by a small crew and self-financed by Anderson, who initially intended it to be a stand-alone work.

6

American Express "My Life, My Card" (2004)

7 Must-See Short Films by Wes Anderson | American Express "My Life, My Card" (2004)

Anderson starred in and directed an American Express "My Life, My Card" commercial, which chronicled the "filming" of an action movie starring Jason Schwartzman. Anderson acts as if he is being interviewed by someone from American Express for the ad, while walking around completing tasks on set, a scene paying homage to the movie "Day for Night" by Francois Truffaut.

7

Bottle Rocket (1994)

7 Must-See Short Films by Wes Anderson | Bottle Rocket (1994)

Written by Owen Wilson and Wes Anderson, this short film was shot in 1992. It was shown at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.