Louis Vuitton by Jean-Clean Thibaut: "When Los Angeles is a Man".
One in a series of upcoming short films that personify the energy of cities through gender and physicality; with brilliant narration.
"From the hill, suspended above the starry skyline, L.A. appeared to me as a whole.
He's a lonely and secretive player, blazing and unrefined, dedicating himself to his dreams - and incidentally ours - with a disconcerting ease.
He has the nerve and imagination of one who has nothing to lose, always walking a tightrope. His weaknesses are concealed.
Untouched by criticism, L.A. works in faith and finds his way to a new era, the one he imagines being his own future. The burning ease of his achievements has something of prodigality and childishness. Each sense of his life is the most important. L.A. is fated to be young forever, eternal. He walks through the night, striding along, indolent while unrestrained, with the style of a gifted kid.
In my mind a far-fetched idea is growing slowly; it seems L.A. gave me this blind confidence to turn things into art, without ever looking back. L.A. drove me where I have never been before."