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Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

2h 0m Documentary, Biography, Music 2017

Sophie Fiennes follows singer and actress, Grace Jones, behind the scenes in the recording studio, backstage, and at home with her family in Jamaica.

Grace Jones: Bloodlight & Bami is an electrifying journey through the performed, private and public worlds of pop cultural icon Grace Jones.

Larger than life, fierce and androgynous – Grace Jones plays all these parts. Yet here we discover her as a lover, daughter, mother, sister and even grandmother, as she submits herself to our gaze and allows us to understand what constitutes her mask.

The film includes unique performances of her iconic hits, Slave To The Rhythm and Pull Up To The Bumper, as well as more recent autobiographical tracks, Williams’ Blood, This Is, and Hurricane. These personal songs link to the film’s narrative that follows Grace on a holiday road trip across her native Jamaica.

This is a Grace that we have not seen before, someone who reminds us of what it is to dare to be truly alive. In all her apparent contradictions, Grace Jones may appear an exception, but she is also a point of identification: she is the exception that proves the rule.


Grace Jones (Herself) , Jean-Paul Goude (Himself) , Sly Dunbar (Himself) , Robbie Shakespeare (Himself)


Sophie Fiennes


English, French


Ireland, United Kingdom

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