The film stars acclaimed dancer Bobbi Jene Smith as Charlotte, a professional dancer preparing for a new show who is suddenly forced to confront her own mortality over one tumultuous weekend. Womanhood spanning three generations is explored and probed with tender and visceral artistry, through original choreography from Punchdrunk's Maxine Doyle.
Ever since The Drowned Man, the theatre company has been impressing and challenging audiences with immersive performances on stage – so to experience Doyle's work on film as an experienced choreographer and director will offer a brand new medium in which to appreciate such bold work.
Bobbi Jene Smith in Mari
'I was encouraged with the character of Charlotte to create a positive role model of female strength and shine a light on the many women I know that are forging ahead in dance and motherhood', Doyle explains. Mari celebrates female strength at every level of the creative process beyond the screen, showcasing the sensitive physical talent of Smith as a performer, as well as the creative vision of Parris and Doyle, alongside first-time producer Emma Duffy.
Since the film's worldwide premiere at London Film Festival, anticipation has been growing to discover the mobile and moving world of Mari on the big screen.
We're incredibly excited to be exclusively premiering the official trailer of Mari ahead of the film's general release in UK cinemas on Friday 21 June. You can catch Mari before then across two pre-release screenings + Q&A: 4 June, 6.20pm start, Curzon Bloomsbury and 6 June, 6.10pm start, BFI Southbank.
|What||Mari: Bobbi Jene Smith and Punchdrunk's Maxine Doyle|
21 Jun 19 – 21 Jun 20, TIMES VARY
|Price||£ determined by cinemas|
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