Bobbi Jene

Elvira Lind, Denmark, 2017

94 min.DK/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.
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Original title Bobbi Jene
Danish title Bobbi Jene
Keywords Smith, Bobbi Jene, Dance (Dancing), Dancers, Israel, USA, 2010-2019, Relationship
Director Elvira Lind
Producer Sara Stockmann, Julie Leerskov
Director of Photography Elvira Lind
Editor Adam Nielsen
Sound Jacques Pedersen, Mattias Sandstrøm
Composer Uno Helmersson
Appearance Bobbi Jene Smith
Production country Denmark, Sweden, Israel, United States
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut, Camera Film
International sales Autlook Filmsales
Danish theatrical release 19.04.2018
Comment The film premiered at Tribeca Film Festival where it won 3 awards, including best documentary. It was also selected for Visions du Réel in Nyon and Hot Docs in Toronto. Elvira Lind graduated from the CityVarsity School of Media and Creative Arts in Cape Town in 2005. Her first long documentary, Songs for Alexis (2014), was selected for IDFA and has also screened at Hot Docs, among other festivals.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company
Executive Producer Sonntag Pictures ApS
Co-production French Quarter Film
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Svenska Filminstitutet, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, DR, SVT, DBS Israel, NRK
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut, Camera Film


Direction Elvira Lind


Producer Sara Stockmann
Producer Julie Leerskov
Co-producer Mathilde Dedye


Cinematographer Elvira Lind


Editor Adam Nielsen


Composer Uno Helmersson


Sound designer Jacques Pedersen
Sound designer Mattias Sandstrøm


Appearance Bobbi Jene Smith

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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festival
Best Documentary Award 2017 New York Tribeca Film Festival 2017
Best Documentary Cinematography 2017 New York Tribeca Film Festival 2017
Best Documentary Editor 2017 New York Tribeca Film Festival 2017

Festival screenings

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Torun, Camerimage 2017-11-11
Valladolid International Film Festival 2017-10-21
London Film Festival 2017-10-04
Reykjavik Film Festival 2017-09-28
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2017-09-16
Helsinki Film Festival - Love & Anarchy 2017-09-14
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2017-08-15
Melbourne Film Festival 2017-08-03
Bologna, Biografilm 2017-06-09
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2017-05-12
Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 2017-05-11
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2017-04-27
Nyon, Visions du Réel 2017-04-21
New York Tribeca Film Festival 2017-04-19
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Type Source Author Date
Anmeldelse Information Nikolajsen, Lone 2018-04-20
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Hjelmsbo, Majbrit 2018-04-20
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Sauntved, Louise Kidde 2018-04-19
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Sommer Boysen, Katrine 2018-04-19
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Hegnsvad, Kristsoffer 2018-04-19
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