Wes Anderson’s latest cinematic flight of fancy is, in theory anyway, a commercial for Prada.

That’s pretty much sidelined, however, by the quirky director’s homages to Fellini, and his references to the famed Mille Miglia.

The eight-minute short called Castello Cavalcanti and set in Italy in 1955 stars Jason Schwartzman as an American race car driver who crashes into a town square during the “Molte Miglia.”

In real-life 1955 of course, Stirling Moss won the Mille Miglia at the wheel of his Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, and if he killed any chickens en route, history does not record it…