Billie

Billie
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 36min
  • 15
  • Directed by: James Erskine
  • Cast: Billie Holiday

Documentary about the life and career of iconic jazz singer, Billie Holiday.

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Billie

9 Nov 20203 stars

James Erskine's insightful but structurally frustrating documentary illuminates a troubled soul

'Billie Holiday sang only truth, she knew nothing else,' recalls friend and fellow jazz singer Sylvia Syms in an interview recorded several decades ago. The unmistakable, spine-tingling anguish that suffused Holiday's vocals is in plentiful supply hereā€¦

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