Bobbi Jene is a love story, portraying the dilemmas and inevitable consequences of ambition. It is a film about a woman’s fight for independence, a woman trying to succeed with her own art in the extremely competitive world of dance.
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Beautiful. A glimpse into the world of an amazing dance artist, how she moves! And the complexities of her long-distance relationship, the bonds of family, the importance of a sense of home and belonging. So intimately shot. A great film.
So intimately shot. You can tell the sensitive trusting touch of Elvira Lind, Lind has disappeared and Bobbi Jene amazingly gives us herSelf. The passion and honesty reminds every artist - do your thing.
I nearly always log into Mubi and scroll down to see what I'm about to miss out on. Today it was this film and the thumbnail synopsis almost led me to pass on it, but I persevered and ninety minutes later was encouraging anyone who would listen to check out this wonderful portrayal of creativity, pursuing your vision and ultimately the rewards and sometimes heavy costs of life as an artist. Just excellent.
The cinematography is atrocious, feels like it has been shot on poor autofocus the whole way. The story is ok, the script disappointing, there is neither closure nor depth, and the pace is not so convincing. On the plus side, some of the photography is good ( the opening scene for example) and it gives an insight into a world I don't not know at all. Worth a watch but could have been so much better.
I initially wasn't sure whether or not I could even get into this documentary, considering my disdain for the artistic presentations that utilise modern dance.
Thankfully, I was soon drawn in. Bobbi Jene is an interesting figure, determined and alternating between steely strength and major vulnerability, and the journey captured here is worthwhile. But only just.
The art of over-sharing. I respect Bobbi Jene's vision, but I felt slapped at times with the kind of intimacy she and her director are looking for. Also, for an artist with such bold ideas and sense of purpose, there was too much weight thrown on the romance.