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Dreams of a Life is a visually imaginative and multi-layered quest to find out what lies behind a brief newspaper report. In 2006 the body of a 38-year-old woman was found in North London – not a particularly newsworthy item, except that Joyce Vincent had died in her bedsit three years previously.
Dreams of a Life is a visually imaginative and multi-layered quest to find out what lies behind a brief newspaper report. In 2006 the body of a 38-year-old woman was found in North London – not a particularly newsworthy item, except that Joyce Vincent had died in her bedsit three years previously. Her skeleton was discovered in bed, surrounded by Christmas presents that she was in the process of wrapping, her television was still on, and her lights and heating were still on as well. Carol Morley sets off on a difficult journey to uncover the mystery of the life, dreams, aspirations and disappointments of this young woman. Who was Joyce? And how is it possible that none of her family, friends or colleagues missed her? With both lightness and intensity, the director combines the testimonies of friends and former acquaintances with staged scenes from her life. The result is an extremely compelling and breath-taking reflection not only on the fate of an individual, but also on our approach to life.
About the director
Carol Morley graduated with first class honours from the Central St Martin School of Art and subsequently received her Masters in film and video from the London College of Printing. She was awarded numerous grants and has made several short films (I’m Not There, 1996; Everyday Something, 2001; Stalin, My Neighbour, 2005; The Madness of the Dance, 2006). Her films have successfully screened at festivals, galleries and on TV. For her documentary The Alcohol Years she won Best Documentary at the IFF in Melbourne and, in 2001, she was also presented with a special Grierson Award at the BAFTAs. Her first feature film was Edge from 2010. Dreams of a Life is her latest feature.
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About the film
|Dir. of Photography:
|Mary Farbrother, Lynda Hall
|Cairo Cannon, James Mitchell
|Cannon and Morley Production
|Zawe Ashton, Alix Luka-Cain
|Entertainment One Films International