Swedish director of The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011) and Concerning Violence (2014) will attend the Panorama section for the third time.
The documentary film That Summer supported by Nordisk Film & TV Fond, had its world premiere at Telluride where it was picked-up by Dogwoof Sales for world distribution outside the US, handled by Cinetic Media. The film features the iconic ‘Beales of Grey Gardens’, the mother and daughter duo Big Edie’ and ‘little Edie’ (aunt and cousin to Jackie Onassis) from the 1975 documentary classic Grey Gardens.
In That Summer, Olsson brings back footage lost for decades shot by Andy Warhol, Peter Beard and the socialite sister of Jackie Onassis, Lee Radziwill from the summer of 1972, unveiling a unique insight into the vibrant community of artists who lived in Montauk, Long Island (NY) in the 1970s. “The people in this film were so ahead of their time. It’s only today that the mainstream is starting to catch up to their concerns, their expressiveness and even their style,” said the director.
The film was produced by Tobias Janson (Story AB,Sweden), with Joslyn Barnes (Louverture Films, USA), Nejma Beard (Thunderbolt Ranch Productions, USA) and Signe Byrge Sørensen (Final Cut for Real, Denmark).
Dogwoof Sales will represent the film at the upcoming European Film Market celebrating this year its 30th anniversary from February 12-23, 2018.
The 68th Berlinale runs February 15-25, 2018. German director Tom Tykwer (Babylon Berlin) is president of the Jury.