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Billie

James Erskine, USA, 2019o

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Billie Holiday is one of the greatest voices of all time. She was the first icon of protest against racism, which earned her powerful enemies. In the late 1960s, journalist Linda Lipnack Kuehl began an official biography of the artist.Now they form the basis of a documentary that captures the many complex facets of a proud black woman, violent drug addict, loyal friend, vindictive lover and unforgettable singer.

Malgré la richesse de ces archives auxquelles s’ajoutent des images subtilement colorisées, ce documentaire n’omet pas, et c’est heureux, de laisser une large place à la voix inoubliable de Lady Day.

Philippe Ridet

Dès que Lady Day est présente à l’écran, sa voix, son corps souffrant ou rayonnant en disent plus long que toutes les anecdotes autour d’elle.

François Gorin

Et ces kilomètres d’entretiens accumulés, illustrés le plus souvent par des photos et des archives plutôt rares, constituent même la véritable matière du film, celle à partir de laquelle tout s’organise dans un chassé-croisé assez singulier qui rend le film nettement plus captivant et surtout plus incarné que n’importe quel biopic traditionnel.

Thierry Jousse

Galleryo

The Los Angeles Times, 12/2/2020
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The Guardian, 11/11/2020
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12/23/2020
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SRF, 6/23/2015
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SRF, 4/4/2015
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CitaZine, 9/28/2020
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Bande à Part, 9/27/2020
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Interview with Billie Holiday
/ TheBillie HolidayExperience
en / 4/8/2016 / 10‘37‘‘

Billie Holiday - "Strange Fruit" Live 1959
/ Reelin' In The Years
en / 2/21/2018 / 03‘18‘‘

Peter Bürli über Billie Holiday
From / SRF
de / 03‘09‘‘

Movie Datao

Genre
Documentary , Music/Dance
Running time
96 Min.
Original language
English
Ratings
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ØYour rating6.8/10
IMDB user:
6.8 (404)
cinefile-user:
< 10 votes
Critics:
< 3 votes

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Interview with Billie Holiday
TheBillie HolidayExperience, en , 10‘37‘‘
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Billie Holiday - "Strange Fruit" Live 1959
Reelin' In The Years, en , 03‘18‘‘
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Review The Los Angeles Times
Noel Murray
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Review The Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
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Review Filmbulletin
Frank Arnold
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Protestsongs: Wie im Jazz zum ersten Mal aufbegehrt wurde
SRF / Roman Hosek
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Die Geschichte hinter «Strange Fruit»
SRF / Franz Kasperski
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Review CitaZine
Marco Pierrard
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Review Bande à Part
Olivier Pélisson
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Peter Bürli über Billie Holiday
SRF / de / 03‘09‘‘
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