BEN LEE: CATCH MY DISEASE

By Amiel COURTIN-WILSON

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Documentary - Completed 2012

A playful yet profoundly intimate portrait of singer-songwriter Ben Lee, and a fascinating portrayal of celebrity.

Festivals
& Awards

Festival de Cannes 2012
Doc Corner
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • AUSTRALIA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 92 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Amiel COURTIN-WILSON
    • Producer(s)
    • Andrew DE GROOT, Phillipa CAMPEY, Richard LOWENSTEIN, Amiel COURTIN-WILSON
    • Synopsis
    • Charming, intelligent and iconoclastic, Ben Lee is an Australian singer-songwriter whose creative growth since his early adolescence has undergone almost relentless media scrutiny. This is a playful yet deeply intimate portrait of Lee, exploring his meteoric rise to pop stardom and the issues of celebrity and spirituality that arise when launched into the spotlight. Ex-girlfriend Claire Danes and long-time friends Jason Schwartzman, Michelle Williams, Mike D, Zooey Deschanel and Winona Ryder give insight to Lee's almost impenetrable public persona, as well as to his private hopes and insecurities.