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22 July 2020

Criss Cross

by Andrew MacGregor


The Rolling Stones: “Criss Cross” - 4 mins 49s

Director and photographer Diana Kunst teams up with model Marina Ontanaya for a Rolling Stones promo with a difference. An offcut from 1973’s ‘Goats Head Soup’ album, ‘Criss Cross’ is given a new lease of life in 2020 and some racy visuals to boot.

Filmed across several locations including New York City and Ibiza, Kunst’s promo is flirty, restless, and uninhibited - the perfect accompaniment to the band’s ribald sound. Judicious use of film grain adds to the retro sensibility.

There’s also a playful nod to ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ as Ontanaya dons a pair of red horns and sticks out her tongue. These are familiar beats after nearly sixty years of Stonedom, but well played nonetheless.


Film Production: Object & Animal Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Diana Kunst ♀ Ⓟ Ⓦ
Executive Producer: Dom Thomas
Cinematographer: Oriol Barcelona
Editor: Carlos Font Clos
Sound Designer: Mark Hills @ Factory Ⓟ Ⓦ

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