Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Out Now On-Demand

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

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Directed by

  • Sophie Fiennes('Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow', 'The Pervert's Guide to Ideology', 'The Pervert's Guide to Cinema')

Documentary, Music

115mins

Rating: M Offensive language & nudity

Ireland, UK

Empire (UK)

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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.

Hollywood Reporter

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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.

Little White Lies

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

The Guardian (UK)

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

The Times (UK)

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

TimeOut (London)

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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?

Total Film (UK)

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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.

Stuff.co.nz (James Croot)

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

FilmInk (Australia)

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A beautiful and intimate documentary experience.