With The Get Down in the rearview mirror, Baz Luhrmann has stated he stepped away in order to focus on a new feature film. While that project hasn’t been announced yet, we do have new work from him in the form of a new holiday commercial, which is of course behind billed a a “cinematic short film” by H&M, who last recruited Wes Anderson. Titled “The Secret Life of Flowers,” it’s shot by frequent David Cronenberg cinematographer Peter Suschitzky and is set in a lavish mansion with all the opulence one would expect from the director.
“I wanted the film to be like a whole movie. It’s a very modern love story, set in a country house that is full of its own secrets and it’s like a metaphor for our times – it’s harsh out there in the world, but in here, the things that really matter keep growing in an eternal spring,” says Baz Luhrmann.
Featuring Tom Rhys Harries, Hero Fiennes Tiffin and Ruby Dagnall, Harriet Walter, Saskia de Brauw, Imaan Hammam, Grace Hartzel, Fernando Cabral, Neels Visser and Tony Ward, as well as a new track by Years & Years, check out the commercial below.