"...it's a serious film about mortality, success and the ephemeral nature of experience and memory." Review in New York Times.
An old roll of film from the summer 1965 shows a party in an apartment on Fersens road in Malmö. It shows local popidols from bands like Namelosers and Gonks, but also common pop guys and girls. They gather around some exclusive guests: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones from Rolling Stones - the first international popband that visits Malmö.
40 years later the film creators meets some off the guests on the party. Rolling Like a Stone is a documentary about the people that got their identity shaped during some years in the mid-sixties. But it is also a film about the difficulty to grow old with your dreams and to live in the present.
Production year: 2005
Directors: Magnus Gertten och Stefan Berg
Director of Photography: Stefan Berg
Editor: Jesper Osmund
Music: Metro Jets
Sound design: Alexander Thörnqvist
On Line: Edit dudes, Anders Borg
Production assistent: Magnus Rutberg
Additional music: Namelosers, Gonks, Tages
Archive: Sveriges Televison, Danmarks Radio, ITN, Malmö Stadsarkiv, Göran Carlsson, Britta Dracke, Maths Lindgren, Bertil Nibéus, Frank Martinsson, Rädda Malmöfilmen, Steen Sigmund, Håkan Sterner, Anita Twedberg
Stills: Bent Rej, Pressens Bild, Sydsvenskan, Tommy Hansson, Kerstin Malmström-Bengtsson, Mona Ovendal, Ola Ström, Johnny Andersson
Producers: Magnus Gertten, Stefan Berg och Nilla Dahl
Production: Auto Images AB in co-production with Berg Images
Developed with the support from: Malmö Kulturnämnd, Sparbanksstiftelsen Skåne, Hyresgästföreningen Södra Skåne
Distribution: Auto Images AB
Documentary. Running time 65 minutes.
Best Music Documentary Award at Silverdocs 2006, USA.
Jury motivation: A gracefully shot and edited film about music and about fate and dreams and the complicated realities that display them. It takes a very specific and seemingly insignificant moment and turns it into universal human drama
SELECTED FESTIVAL LIST
Nordisk Panorama, Bergen (Norway), September 2005
M:Dox, Malmö (Sweden), October 2005
Nordische Filmtage, Lübeck (Germany), November 2005
Tempo, Stockholm (Sweden), November 2005
It’s All True, Sao Paolo/Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), March 2006
Eurodoc, Oslo (Norway), March 2006
Silverdocs, Silver Spring, MD (USA), June 2006
Atlantic Filmfestival, Halifax (Canada), September 2006
Reykjavik International Filmfestival (Iceland), September-October 2006
MOFFOM (Music On Film), Prague (Czech Republic), October 2006
Mar Del Plata Int Independent Filmfestival (Argentina), October 2006
Sottodiciotto Film Festival, Torino (Italy), October-November 2006
REEL Music, Portland (USA), January 2007
Victoria Independent Film Festival, Victoria (Canada), February 2007
Ankara International Film Festival, Ankara (Turkey), April 2007
Anthology Film Archives, New York (USA), May 2007.