Wes Anderson Directed a Holiday Film for H&M

"This story may resonate more than ever at a time in the world where we could all do with giving a stranger a hug."
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It's been a couple of years since Wes Anderson's last feature came out, and it will reportedly be a couple more before the next one is released, but thanks to H&M, we have a four-minute short fashion film to tide us over. The Swedish fast-fashion retailer tapped the American Oscar-nominated indie film director to create its 2016 holiday ad, which was released on Monday.

"Come Together," which features Anderson's frequent collaborator Adrien Brody as a conductor, takes place on an aesthetically pleasing and "Darjeeling Limited"-esque train as it travels through a snowy landscape on Christmas Eve. The effect is very cozy and very Wes Anderson. "This story may resonate more than ever at a time in the world where we could all do with giving a stranger a hug," says Brody in a statement.

It's a somewhat surprising pairing given that H&M, when it does shell out for a big campaign, tends to align itself more with pop stars like Beyoncé and Katie Perry than with acclaimed filmmakers — though Sofia Coppola did create a commercial for the retailer's 2011 Marni collaboration. It's not Anderson's first rodeo when it comes to creating content for a fashion brand, though — he did two films for Prada in 2013. Plus, he was one of fashion's biggest sources of inspiration last year, especially for Gucci's Alessandro Michele. (When's that collaboration gonna happen?)

Watch  "Come Together" above and browse H&M's fall 2016 Holiday campaign below.

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