Jill Bilcock: Dancing the Invisible 78 mins

2604 Jill Bilcock: Dancing the Invisible

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The extraordinary life and artistry of internationally acclaimed film editor, Jill Bilcock.

This documentary about internationally renowned film editor Jill Bilcock charts how an outspoken arts student in 1960s Melbourne became one of the world’s most acclaimed film artists.

Jill Bilcock: Dancing The Invisible focuses on the life and work of one of the world’s leading film artists, Academy Award nominated film editor Jill Bilcock.  Iconic Australian films Strictly Ballroom, Muriel’s Wedding, Moulin Rouge!, Red Dog, and The Dressmaker bear the unmistakable look and sensibility of Bilcock’s visual inventiveness, but it was her brave editing choices in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo+Juliet that changed the look of cinema the world over, inspiring one Hollywood critic to dub her editing style as that of a “Russian serial killer on crack”.

With a back-story as colourful and surprising as her films, and featuring commentary from Cate Blanchett, Baz Luhrmann, Shekhar Kapur, Phil Noyce and Fred Schepisi, this documentary is a wonderful insight into the art of editing and the profound impact it has on storytelling.

'I want wild, I want innovative, unusual and visually extraordinary.' ~ Jill Bilcock | Editor

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