Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Kingsley, and Roman Polanski Team Up for Prada’s ‘A Therapy’ Film


Paging Dr. Freud!

Prada has recruited some major film talent for its latest short film, A Therapy, directed by none other than Roman Polanski of Rosemary's Baby/The Pianist/messy legal issues fame.

Shot in Paris and presented at the Cannes Film Festival on May 21, the film sees Oscar-winner Ben Kingsley playing a psychologist to troubled heiress Helena Bonham Carter, who sports pearls, crocodile heels, a purple blouse, and a red skirt, all courtesy of Prada, natch.

While his glamorous patient drones on about her dreams and feelings of loneliness, Kingsley becomes transfixed by the exquisite purple fur coat she's left hanging on his coat rack. Suggesting that the good doctor might have a few issues of his own, he slowly walks over to the coat and slips it on while tenderly stroking and sniffing the lush gray collar. Cue the tag line: "Prada suits everyone."

“When I was asked to shoot a short movie for Prada, I did not think that I could really be myself, but the reality is that in the total freedom I was given, I had the opportunity to reunite my favorite group of people on set and just have fun," Polanski said in a press statement.

"The chance to dwell on what the fashion world represents nowadays and the fact that it is accompanied by so many stereotypes is fascinating and at the same time a bit upsetting, but you definitely can not ignore it. It’s very refreshing to know that there are still places open to irony and wit and, for sure, Prada is one of them.”

No argument here. And it's always good to be reminded of just what a Sexy Beast Kingsley really is. Sequel, please!

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