Bobbi Jene
World Premiere

Bobbi Jene

Documentary Competition
| USA, Denmark, Israel | 96 MINUTES | English
Drama, Female Director(s), Documentary, New York, NY Director(s)
American dancer Bobbi Jene Smith has spent 10 years as the star of famous Israeli dance company Batsheva. She finally makes the difficult and life-altering decision to uproot her life and career to move back to the US. Bobbi first came to Israel at a young age. She’s spent the past decade under the tutelage of renowned choreographer Ohad Naharin, who radically shaped her personal life and professional work. The life-changing decision to leave is made all the more difficult considering her budding relationship with fellow dancer, Or Schraiber.

Instead of allowing it to weigh her down, Bobbi uses the long separation from her home country as strength and as inspiration, allowing her to see her surroundings through a fresh lens. Back in San Francisco, she goes out on a limb and starts work on a solo choreography, channeling her experience into her work, and premieres a groundbreaking new piece.

With a fly-on-the-wall approach, director Elvira Lind makes the viewer feel a part of Bobbi’s process as she hones and perfects her movements. This footage intermingles with the intimate portrayal of Bobbi and Or’s long-distance relationship. Bobbi’s natural grace and humility infuses every scene, making the film a mesmerizing and eye-opening experience.

—Jule Rozite

Cast & Credits
Directed by
Elvira Lind
Elvira Lind graduated from City Varsity in Cape Town in 2006, majoring in documentary film. She has worked within that field since directing and shooting documentaries of various lengths for TV, cinema and web on 4 different continents. Lind’s first feature documentary, Songs for Alexis, screened at IDFA in 2014. She received the CPH:DOX New Talent Award in 2015, and her first international documentary TV series Twiz and Tuck is launched on Viceland this year.
Elvira Lind
Elvira Lind, Adam Nielsen
Elvira Lind
Adam Nielsen
Julie Leerskov, Sara Stockmann
Bobbi Jene Smith, Or Schraiber

US Sales Contact
Salma Abdalla
Autlook Filmsales
Vienna, 1070
Phone: +43 676 900 3771
Print Source
Julie Leerskov
Sonntag Pictures
Copenhagen, 1260
Phone: +45 5059 3499
International Sales Contact
Salma Abdalla
Autlook Filmsales
Vienna, 1070
Phone: +43 676 900 3771
Press Contact
Clare Anne Darragh
Frank PR
New York, NY 10038
Phone: 646 861 0843


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