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Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

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A multi-narrative journey through the private and public realms of the legendary singer and performer Grace Jones. Mixing intimate personal footage with unique staged musical sequences, and reaching beyond the iconic mask to create a cinematic journey into the worlds of Ms Grace Jones.
An electrifying journey through the performance, private and public worlds of pop cultural icon Grace Jones, whose bold aesthetic echoes throughout the film. Director Sophie Fiennes ('The Pervert’s Guide To Ideology', 'The Pervert’s Guide To Cinema', 'Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow') creates a powerful cinematic experience, contrasting breathtaking musical sequences with intimate personal footage, ultimately reaching beyond the iconic mask. In Jamaican patois, ‘Bloodlight’ is the red light that illuminates when an artist is recording and ‘Bami’ means bread, the substance of daily life.


Type of film
Sophie Fiennes
Sophie Fiennes, Shani Hinton, Katie Holly, Beverly Jones
Executive Producer
Emilie Blézat, Lizzie Francke, Christine Langan, Alan Maher, Joe Oppenheimer, Keith Potter, Danielle Ryan, Francesca von Habsburg, James Wilson
Director of Photography
Remko Schnorr
Production Designer
Eiko Ishioka, Zia Bergin-Holly
Sound Designer, Supervising Sound Editor: Steve Fanagan
Principal Cast
With contributions from: Grace Jones, Jean-Paul Goude, Sly & Robbie
Musical Director
Ivor Guest
Music Supervisor
Nick Angel
Performance Sequence Concept Designer
Eiko Isioka
Archive Research
Emily Thomas

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Last updated 12th June 2017

Production Company

UK, Ireland coproduction

A Blinder Films (IE), Sligoville Limited (UK), Amoeba Film Ltd (UK) production. Financed by BBC Films (UK), BFI Film Fund (UK), Bórd Scannán na hÉireann/ Irish Film Board (IE), Roads Entertainment (IE) in cooperation with ZDF/Arte (DE)

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