After 10 years as the star of the famed Israeli dance company Batsheva, the American dancer Bobbi Jene Smith makes the decision of a lifetime to return to the US. But tearing herself away from her deeply personal relationships proves harder than she ever expected, as she is forced to leave behind her mentor, choreographers and the love of her life, and return home to an uncertain future. Director Elvira Lind's raw and intimate approach bursts open the world of modern dance, and exposes the emotional quagmire where artistry, romance and determination intersect.
Elvira Lind was born in Copenhagen in 1981. She graduated from City Varsity School of Media and Creative Arts in Cape Town in 2006 majoring in Documentary Film. She has worked within that field since directing and shooting documentaries of various lengths for TV, film, and web on 4 different continents. Elvira now lives and works out of New York, where she also writes on various fiction projects. Elvira's first feature documentary Songs for Alexis competed at IDFA in 2014 and screened at a long list of international festivals, she received CPH:DOX new talent award in 2015, her first international documentary TV series Twiz and Tuck is launched on Viceland this year. Bobbi Jene is Elvira's second feature documentary
Selected: Songs for Alexis (2014), Gun Buyback (2017), Bobbi Jene (2017)