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Bobbi Jene

A fascinating documentary about contemporary dancer Bobbi Jene, whose ambition and physicality will in turn impress and mesmerise.

Credits

Dir Elvira Lind
Prod Sara Stockmann, Julie Leerskov
With Bobbi Jene Smith
Denmark-Sweden
2017
95min
Sales Autlook Filmsales

Captivating dancer Bobbi Jene, star of the Israeli dance company Batsheva, lays herself bare as she embarks on a solo career in this sensitive and richly layered documentary. ‘It made me want to puke, or come, or both at the same time’. This is how Bobbi Jene recalls her first experience with Gaga, the dance movement created by acclaimed choreographer Ohad Naharin (Mr. Gaga, LFF2015). After spending ten years in Batsheva, under the instruction of Naharin, Jene finally decides to go home to the US and explore her own creativity as a choreographer. Director Elvira Lind joins her, subtly capturing the young woman’s ambitions, doubts, and creative process. The extensive rehearsal and performance footage, intertwined with observational moments of Jene’s life with her mother or in the intimacy of her relationship with her boyfriend, unveil a brave, hugely talented and unconventional artist, who pushes the limits of her body and mind.

Laure Bonville

Festival guests

These members of the filmmaking team are expected to attend the festival:

  • Elvira Lind, Director; Bobbi Jene Smith, Cast

See the full list of visiting festival guests. Please note that we can't guarantee guest attendance at any particular screening.


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