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.
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 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.