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 filmic 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 fashions. The unexpected is all that can be anticipated.
Prada presents The Postman Dreams, a humorous series of five shorts starring the Prada Galleria bag by Autumn de Wilde – one of America’s most imaginative filmmakers.
Cinema has become a playground for exploring comedy and obsession. This new short form format, which allows the five films to be discovered as a series and enjoyed in any order, is a new paradigm for Prada films.
We enter into a spectacular new reality where any sense of time and place is blurred, and fantasy and reality have become unstuck. The postman is a metaphor for personal communication in an e-mail world, and The Blasting Company - a Los Angeles nouveau-gypsy band started by brothers Justin and Josh Petrojvic - plays a strategic role and builds a refined and unexpected atmosphere, evoking community and displacement. The music adds to the surreal sense of multiple times and genres, all playfully moulded in de Wilde’s skilfully crafted art.