Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

A documentary which traces the life of the magnetic, world-conquering, Jamaican musician, model and party queen Grace Jones.

2017Rating: M, Offensive language & nudity115 minsIreland, UK
DocumentaryMusic
Director:
Sophie Fiennes ('Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow', 'The Pervert's Guide to Ideology', 'The Pervert's Guide to Cinema')
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Total Film

Total Film

press

Shot over several years, the entertaining but meandering off-stage material seems too dazzled by Jones' mega-watt persona. The real action happens on stage, where Jones is a one-woman riot.

3.0
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Time Out

Time Out

press

This portrait of Grace Jones meanders a bit, preferring a loose series of intimate moments to anything too slick or traditional. But with moments like these, who cares?

4.0
0
The Times

The Times

press

For the uninitiated, the viewing experience will be incredibly vague, devoid of backstory, context, history or canonical importance.

2.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

[Grace Jones'] star quality only gets more intense.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

An entertaining, engaging and somewhat enlightening look at a complicated woman.

4.0
0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

A unique way to encapsulate the life and character of an artist.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Fiennes rejects rock-doc conventions like talking heads, archive footage and linear narrative. Which is commendably bold on one level, but may leave some viewers scratching their heads and craving a little more context.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

A beautiful and intimate documentary experience.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

An engaging, visually striking attempt to uncover the 'real' Grace Jones which is only partially successful in those terms. Nonetheless, it's still a fitting tribute to a music icon.

3.0
0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Shot over several years, the entertaining but meandering off-stage material seems too dazzled by Jones' mega-watt persona. The real action happens on stage, where Jones is a one-woman riot.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

This portrait of Grace Jones meanders a bit, preferring a loose series of intimate moments to anything too slick or traditional. But with moments like these, who cares?

4.0
0
The Times

The Times

press

For the uninitiated, the viewing experience will be incredibly vague, devoid of backstory, context, history or canonical importance.

2.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

[Grace Jones'] star quality only gets more intense.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

An entertaining, engaging and somewhat enlightening look at a complicated woman.

4.0
0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

A unique way to encapsulate the life and character of an artist.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Fiennes rejects rock-doc conventions like talking heads, archive footage and linear narrative. Which is commendably bold on one level, but may leave some viewers scratching their heads and craving a little more context.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

A beautiful and intimate documentary experience.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

An engaging, visually striking attempt to uncover the 'real' Grace Jones which is only partially successful in those terms. Nonetheless, it's still a fitting tribute to a music icon.

3.0
0

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