In Sweden, Ted Gärdestad is an icon. A national treasure. We sing his songs at weddings, funerals and summer parties. Some stanzas have become winged words. “Sun, wind and water” appear on our coins. For Ted, music and creation are the most important things in life. And around him he has a small group of friends who never hesitate to do everything they can to help him. But sometimes even that is not enough… My Brother Ted is a touching declaration of love from a big brother to his little brother.
Anna Widerberg and Fredrik Ydhag are by no means any strangers to storytelling, and the documentary film My Brother Ted marks their debut as film directors. Their love and affection for the truth and beauty of the human condition, gives Anna and Fredrik the strength to always portray life with all its ups and downs. The result is just like life itself, an emotional roller coaster.