GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI
Bigger than life, wild, intimidating, tomboyish, yet incredibly subtle – Grace Jones effortlessly portrays various roles. In this film, we explore her as a lover, daughter, mother, sister, even as a grandmother. The stage is where her intensity is embodied and her imagination is set free. In Jamaican slang, bloodlight is a red light that is on while an artist is recording, and bami is bread, the essential substance of everyday life. Тhe film interweaves layers of her private and public life effortlessly, just as she flows through different roles: she is a bohemian, artistic and entertaining hedonist, warm and fun; but at the same time a fierce and determined businesswoman.
Sophie Fiennes was born in 1967, in Ipswich, United Kingdom. She is an established director, editor and producer – and the film about Grace Jones is just one of her well-known achievements. Sophie has also made two films in a successful collaboration with Slavoj Žižek – The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema and The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology. Apart from directing, Sophie Fiennes teaches at University College London, on MA studies.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Best Documentary, Washington DC Filmfest 2018
GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI (doc.)
DIRECTOR: Sophie Fiennes
COUNTRY: Ireland, United Kingdom
LANGUAGE: English, French
PRODUCTION: Blinder Films, Sligoville, Amoeba Film