Denmark / Sweden 2016, 90 min, English, Hebrew & English subtitles

She fell in love with Ohad Naharin, and wanted to dance for no one else. But after 10 years with the Batsheva Dance Company, Bobbi Jene Smith decides to return to the US to find her own way as an artist. At 30, older than most of her colleagues, Bobbi Jene is looking for a home, a place where she can reveal herself totally. She gives up her position, her adoring public, and even her passionate affair with a young Israeli dancer. Returning to her parents’ home in Iowa, and attempting to break into the competitive American dance scene, she is faced with deep personal and professional dilemmas; but she is also driven to create work that’s more original, bolder, and more honest than she could have imagined.

Previous Festivals:

Tribeca, Hot Docs, Visions Du Reel

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  • Sat 13.05 12:30 Cinemateque 1
  • Bobbi Jene: Screening with Bobbi Jene Smith in person
    Sun 14.05 22:00 Cinemateque 1
  • Sat 20.05 19:30 Cinemateque 2
Director, Script & Cinematography: Elvira Lind
Production: Julie Leerskov, Sara Stockmann
Production Company: Sonntag Pictures
Editing: Adam Nielsen
World Sales: Youn Ji (


Born in 1981 in Copenhagen, Elvira Lind graduated City Varsity -School of Media and Creative Arts in Cape Town in 2006 majoring in documentary film and has spent the past 10 years working in all aspects of production, primarily within the field of documentary in UK, Denmark, Sweden, Israel, USA and South Africa. Bobbi Jene is Elvira ́s second feature length documentary film. In her recent years she has crossed over in the fiction field working with various international directors both during production and in the early script writing process. Elvira finished her first feature film in 2014 SONGS FOR ALEXIS, that premiered on IDFA, Doc New York, CPH:DOX and many more.