Aston Martin‘s new DBX SUV is a feat of British engineering, one that brings the power, speed and responsiveness of a sports car to the world of sport utility vehicles. To celebrate the DBX’s launch, Aston Martin has tapped Oscar-nominated Italian director Luca Guadagnino and assembled an all-star crew of British creatives for a short film that shows the car’s mixture of luxury and strength.
Clocking in at exactly four minutes, the short film stars Josh O’Connor — recently seen playing Prince Charles in The Crown — and was art directed by legendary British tastemaker Peter Saville. The score was provided by Devonté Hynes, also known as Blood Orange. Filmed in Sicily, it shows O’Connor driving a “Minotaur Green” DBX with a light ivory interior, driving through a dreamlike stretch of dirt roads and vineyards before arriving at a mysterious hilltop villa.
“The thing that appealed to me first was that Aston Martin is a true British institution, a company that has been ever-present throughout my upbringing,” said Josh O’Connor. “I think the combination of the luxury of the brand, and the luxury of Luca’s vision is perfect and comes through in this very special film. There is a true sense of speed and there are no two ways about it, when you are in the DBX it feels like a true sports car.”
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