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Billie 15 rating

Part film-noir, part tragedy, this mesmerising documentary uncovers the true life of the legendary Billie Holiday.

Documentary 2019 98 mins

Director: James Erskine



Hailed as one of the greatest voices ever recorded, the story of Billie Holiday is an elusive one. Her own words are often filled with half-truths and mystery, making it difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. However, with over 8 years of extensive research, and compiled from 200 hours of recorded interviews interspersed with drama, animation and still images, James Erskine's mesmerising cinematic collage brings us perhaps the closest we will ever get to the definitive Bille Holiday biography.