Sunday Shorts: ‘Castello Cavalcanti’, starring Jason Schwartzman

Castello Cavalcanti

Today’s film is the 2013 short Castello Cavalcanti. The film is directed by Wes Anderson, who shares writing duties with Roman Coppola, and stars Giada Colagrande and Jason Schwartzman. Schwartzman rose to prominence with a leading role in 1998’s Rushmore, going on to performances in I Heart Huckabees, Shopgirl, Marie Antoinette, and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. His newest film, Saving Mr. Banks, opened in wide release in American theatres this weekend.


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