Sweden’s THAT SUMMER selected for the Berlin Film Festival

It’s that time of year again; all the festival announcements for 2018 are beginning to roll in, and of course, Scandinavian films are among the line-up.

The first titles have been announced for the Berlin Film Festival, with the Panorama section being confirmed. The Swedish documentary That Summer has been selected among the lineup.

That Summer is a documentary that brings back footage lost for decades from Andy Warhol, Peter Beart and Lee Radziwill from the summer of 1972. The documentary aims to provide a unique insight into the vibrant community of artists who lived in Montauk, Long Island in the 1970s.

The documentary features the Beales of Grey Gardens of the documentary Grey Gardens from 1975.

That Summer is directed by Göran Hugo Olsson, who previously directed The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011and Concerning Violence (2014)That Summer had its world premiere at Telluride where it was picked up by Dogwoof Sales for world distribution.

Other films selected for the Panorama include a new film from Timur Bekmambetov, Profile, which is about a British journalist who goes undercover to infiltrate the digital channels of ISIS. Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa will be screening his Forebording, a sci-fi about aliens who take control over human emotions. The programme also includes four productions from Latin America.




The focus of Panorama this year is ‘Body Politics’, and several of the other works deal with subjects such as resistance to ‘machismo’ and transforming gender lines.

The Berlin Film Festival runs from the 15th – 25th of February.

Here’s the full line-up (from Screen):

L’Animale (Austria)
Dir. Katharina Mückstein World premiere

Bixa Travesty (Tranny Fag) (Brazil)
Dir. Claudia Priscilla, Kiko Goifman World premiere

Ex Pajé (Ex Shaman) (Brazil)
Dir. Luiz Bolognesi World premiere

Malambo, el hombre bueno (Malambo, the Good Man) (Argentina)
Dir. Santiago Loza World premiere

Obscuro Barroco (France / Greece)
Dir. Evangelia Kranioti World premiere

La omisión (The Omission) – Argentina / The Netherlands / Switzerland
Dir. Sebastián Schjaer World premiere

Profile (USA / UK / Cyprus)
Dir. Timur Bekmambetov World premiere

River’s Edge (Japan)
Dir. Isao Yukisada International premiere

That Summer (Sweden / Denmark / USA)
Dir. Göran Hugo Olsson European premiere

Yocho (Yocho (Foreboding)) (Japan)
Dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa European premiere

Zentralflughafen THF (Central Airport THF) (Germany / Brazil / France)
Dir. Karim Aïnouz World premiere

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.