The new issue of Acne Paper, by Creative Director and Editor in Chief Thomas Persson, is dedicated to actresses and features the great Isabelle Huppert playing the part of Greta Garbo for the cover story.
From the editor’s letter: ‘Drama can be magic, or at least an escape from everyday life when the illusion is so good that we forget all else. In the cinema or at the theatre, for a few hours we are transported to another place, and sometimes when we are there it happens that we discover ourselves. As Liv Ullmann puts it: “I feel that actors – like conductors, composers, dancers and musicians – by using their soul and their spirit, can reach people and say something about what it is to be human and why we are human beings.” The art and craft of acting is what we wanted to look into with this issue. What is acting all about? What does it mean to understand the emotional life of someone else? Do women have a channel into the psyche that men don’t have? Acne Paper’s signature has always been to bridge the past and the present by working around a timeless subject, and to make it our own. This is the first issue in which we discriminate an entire sex, as it’s all, or at least mostly, about women, but outstanding women who in their individual ways have moved us with their unforgettable performances. We ponder them in these pages, directly or indirectly, through portraits, interviews, documents, fashion shoots and reminiscences – an illustrious group of women, many of them legends. Great actresses are heroines and we dedicate this issue to them, while also celebrating the people behind the scenes as well as the artists who, like us, find certain actresses so inspiring they become part of their artistic expression. This is an invitation to a film set devoted to the subject of acting and the actresses we’ve come to know, or dreamt of, or only vaguely heard of, and those we’ll hear plenty more about.’
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Creative direction by Thomas Persson.