Hotel Chevalier

Wes Anderson’s Hotel Chevalier is a 13-minute short film that sets the stage for Jason Schwartzman’s character in the upcoming feature, The Darjeeling Limited.

This feature “premiered” at four Apple stores around the country last night and was supposed to be available as a free download on iTunes today. At the time of this writing, however, you cannot find the short easily in iTunes – certainly not using a simple search for “chevalier.” For those of you who can’t find it, however, I have a link, so you can download it through iTunes here. And in case you didn’t know, it’s NSFW because of some brief nudity.

After two viewings I’m intrigued by the backstory that’s ever so slightly revealed in the short. Clearly Schwartzman’s character has some recent relationship issues that seem pretty severe, and Natalie Portman’s character apears to be the cause. I look forward to seeing this fleshed out further in The Darjeeling Limited.

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