Bobbi Jene

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    Bobbi Jene

    Directed by

    USA, Denmark, Israel

    2017

    96 min

    • English

    Documentary

    After a decade of stardom in Israel, American dancer Bobbi Jene takes intensity to a new level when she decides to leave behind her star position at the world-famous Batsheva Dance Company, as well as the love of her life, to return to the US to create her own boundary breaking performances. A love story, the film portrays the dilemmas and inevitable consequences of ambition. It is a film about a woman’s fight for independence and her attempt to succeed with her own art in the extremely competitive world of dance.

    Awards

    • Best Documentary, Best Cinematography, Best Editing - Tribeca FF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Bobbi Jene Smith
    Screenplay
    Elvira Lind
    Adam Nielsen
    Cinematography
    Elvira Lind
    Editing
    Adam Nielsen
    Sales
    AUTLOOK FILMSALES
    Production
    SONNTAG PICTURES
    Festival Bookings
    DANISH FILM INSTITUTE

    Press

    The movie gives you a really detailed sense of the work that goes into top flight dance choreography and Smith is an alluring and unusual character, by turns elegant, circumspect and humorous.

    Brandon Harris, Filmmaker Magazine

    Naked, in the film is fresh, honest, unselfconscious, and raw.

    Regina Weinreich, Huffington Post

    A treatise on art, ambition, long-distance relationships and the struggles to find one’s own voice, the film unfolds with uncommon grace.

    Tim Grierson, Screen Daily

    Elvira Lind

    Elvira Lind

    Denmark

    Elvira Lind graduated from City Varsity in Cape Town in 2006, majoring in documentary film. She has worked within that field since directing and shooting documentaries of various lengths for TV, cinema and web on 4 different continents. Lind’s first feature documentary, Songs for Alexis, screened at IDFA in 2014. She received the CPH:DOX New Talent Award in 2015. Her film BOBBI JENE screened at Tribeca FF and Visions du Réel.