Abba: The Image

Abba: The Image
Radio Times
Review by:
Mark Braxton

A glam-tastic parade of Ab-fab fashions and promo secrets. Who can forget Agnetha and Anni-Frid’s cat-motif kimonos, or the chilly histrionics of the Knowing Me, Knowing You video?

Find out where The Cider House Rules director Lasse Hallstrom learnt his craft, and which album sleeve still causes designer Rune Soderqvist to say, “I’m not very proud of that.” It’s a funny, touching film, and all the collaborators seem genuinely thrilled to have been part of the story.

About this programme

Swedish band Abba are remembered not only for their music, but also for the way in which they presented themselves, with their flamboyant costumes becoming symbols of 1970s fashion. This documentary examines the style of Bjorn, Benny, Agnetha and Anni-Frid, and also explores how their album sleeves and groundbreaking videos have helped to strengthen people's visual memory of the group.

Cast and crew

Crew

Director
Roger Backlund
Director
Carl Magnus Palm
Producer
Roger Backlund
Producer
Carl Magnus Palm
Producer
Viktor Petrovski
Categories
Documentary