Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami 18+

Documentary | Feature
Director  Sophie Fiennes
Ireland, United Kingdom | 115 mins | 2017
English, French with English subtitles

Australian Premiere

Ladies and Gentlemen, heeere’s Grace.

The ADL Film Fest is not over until Grace Jones sings … and reveals her soul as never before. Sophie Fiennes’ portrait of the Jamaican singer, model, style icon and adventurer is anything but the traditional “interviews-and-archive” biography. Scintillating live performances of hits including “Slave to the Rhythm” are expertly woven into candid footage of Jones in Paris and visiting family and friends on a highly personal road trip through Jamaica. In Jamaican patois, 'Bloodlight' is the red light that illuminates when an artist is recording and 'Bami' means bread, the substance of daily life. 

This is classical observational documentary filmmaking at its best. Grace is the Drug.

Director Sophie Fiennes | Cast Grace Jones, Jean-Paul Goude, Sly and Robbie | Producer Sophie Fiennes, Shani Hinton, Katie Holly, Beverly Jones | Cinematographer Remko Schnorr