The trailer for Grace Jones’ long-anticipated documentary, Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, is here at last. The film is directed by Sophie Fiennes (The Pervert’s Guide To Ideology) and will debut October 25 in the UK.
“What is it in that movie? Sometimes you have to be a high-flying bitch,” Jones explains in voiceover as the trailer opens. The film was shot over the course of more than half a decade, and will offer an intimate glimpse into the life of one of fashion and music’s most iconic stars in history.
“This is the first time people will see me in this way,” Jones told Screen Daily about the film. “They will see a very candid portrayal. It is raw. It will be like seeing me almost naked I’m very happy with the film. I didn’t feel like it was an invasion. It was a very smooth and comfortable process.”
The doc will offer never-before-seen performances, uncensored interviews, and rare insight into Jones’ life.
“This film began in a collaborative creative spirit,” Fiennes told Independent. “Grace had fiercely controlled her public image, but made the bold decision to un-mask. She never sought to control my shooting process, and I didn’t second-guess the narrative of the film as I was shooting. I just gathered evidence.” She continued: “The film is a deliberately present-tense experience; for me this is the thrill-ride of verité cinema.”
Bloodlight and Bami is an official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival.