CLOSING NIGHT · U.S. PREMIERE · Q&A WITH BOBBI JENE SMITH
Performance is at the heart of this story about family, mortality, and new beginnings, starring American actress and dancer Bobbi Jene Smith with choreography from Punchdrunk’s Maxine Doyle. Filmmaker Georgia Parris, who has used dance in previous films, here expands on the form’s ability to simultaneously convey emotion, character, and a strong aesthetic. With the participation of the Ohad Naharin–trained Smith, whose stunning presence dazzles, Parris achieves something fresh—a character-driven drama further energized through the physicality and innovation of dance.
Preceded by Rearview Marty Buhler, USA, 2019, 10m World Premiere Rearview is an effective and well-conceived reflection of a life-changing moment, defining moments that, while neither good nor bad, are nonetheless critical in the development of personal character.