The Postman Dreams 2
Prada unveils the second episode of 'The Postman Dreams', a series of short films written and directed by acclaimed American filmmaker Autumn de Wilde and a sequel to Prada's first project with which de Wilde debuted in 2015.
Here, de Wilde devises her own imaginary vistas and mise en scène, inspired not just by her own obsessions but by those of others. Desire, pleasure, and ultimate satisfaction are the underlying themes of these non-sequential, fabulist chapters divided into four main stories.
The main protagonist - our heroine - is the Prada Galleria bag, a key plot-point in each film. It is a shared focus and object of desire: the thread connecting each of the instalments alongside our hero, Hollywood star Elijah Wood as the enigmatic 'Postman'.
Humorous and whimsical, with a touch of daydreams and moments of pure surreal wit, each film presents itself as a self-contained fragment. These films are a fantasy, to be indulged in, and a gift to be enjoyed.
The Postman's Gifts
Inspired by the intimacy of giving and the generosity innate to the holiday season, filmmaker Autumn de Wilde has devised a series of four brief cinematic vignettes titled 'The Postman's Gifts' and devoted to key Prada accessories.
Idolising these Prada accessories as totems or talismans, surreal scenarios unfold in each of the film shorts, captured in de Wilde's signature polarised colour spectrum and with her trademark wit and panache.
Scored by singer-songwriter Christian Wargo, the soundtrack - 'Sealed with a Kiss' - underlines the key notion of generosity and loving gift-giving, and hints at the surprise unveiling of the Prada pieces in every short. In each film, an ever-changing cast of women interact with their accessories - their satisfying gifts - in unexpected, intriguing and entertaining ways. The unexpected is all that can be anticipated.