Nowness Directors Talk: Christian Larson & Jonas Åkerlund

07.03.2017 - Posted by : James Campbell

As part of the Nowness ‘Director Talks’ series, Christian Larson films a portrait of cult auteur Jonas Åkerlund.

The Swedish visionary talks film and domestic sanctuary in an intimate 16mm portrait for Christian’s CDLP underwear brand. Christian started his career as a film editor for Jonas so is perfectly placed to provide an insight into his friend and mentor.

“This is a voyeuristic portrait of a man that has always inspired me” –  Christian Larson.

“Last summer, I spent an afternoon with Jonas in his black house in LA with my 16mm camera and later recorded a late-night phone call of ours. These two elements make up this little voyeuristic portrait of a man that has always inspired me, and kindly mentored me with good advice.”

Check out the film over at Nowness, then head to Christian and Jonas’ reels for some Sigur Ros, Beyonce, and Rammstein selects.

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