Director Wes Anderson of Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore, and The Life Aquatic fame, offers a brilliant marketing piece for his new film The Darjeeling Limited. Hotel Chevalier is a 10 minute short film starring Jason Schwartzmann and Natalie Portman, setting the stage for the first act of The Darjeeling Limited. The marketing genius is Anderson and Fox Searchlight Pictures are giving away Hotel Chevalier free on iTunes. The short features Portman’s character, the unnamed ex-girlfriend to Schwartzman’s character Jack, coming to say goodbye on her way to the airport, which sets the stage for the events that take place in The Darjeeling Limited.
You can download Hotel Chevalier free from any US iTunes account.