Update 11/7: Watch the full web series “Walking Stories” below.
Original story 10/08: While Luca Guadagnino hasn’t helmed a narrative feature since 2009’s sublime “I Am Love,” he’s nonetheless been keeping himself busy. This year he dropped the documentary “Bertolucci On Bertolucci” at the Venice Film Festival and he’s helmed a variety of fashion and design-centric shorts including “One Plus One” for Giorgio Armani and “Here” for Starwood Hotels, co-written by Tilda Swinton, scored by Jason Schwartzman and starring Agyness Deyn. Now the director has tackled another mini-project, this time for Salvatore Ferragamo.
Kaya Scodelario, Tom Ellis, Billy Manussen, Nathalie Buscombe, Lee Roy Kunze and Lauren Hutton feature in “Walking Stories,” an eight-part web series that launches today, with a teaser and the first segment landing online. Clearly influenced by Woody Allen (from the title treatment to the glorious European locations to the jazzy score, but with a slightly fantastical touch), the romantic comedy follows a young woman who recounts her tale of love that takes her from Los Angeles to Shanghai to Florence.