Dreams Of A Life

 

United Kingdom

Documentary, Biography, Drama | 2011 | 91 minutes |

 

 

 

Would anyone miss you? Nobody noticed when Joyce Vincent died in her bedsit above a shopping mall in North London in 2003. Her body wasnt discovered for three years, surrounded by Christmas presents she had been wrapping, and with the TV still on. Newspaper reports offered few details of her life not even a photograph.

Interweaving interviews with imagined scenes from Joyces life, Dreams of a Life is an imaginative, powerful, multilayered quest, and is not only a portrait of Joyce but a portrait of London in the eighties: the City, music, and race. It is a film about urban lives, contemporary life, and how, like Joyce, we are all different things to different people. It is about how little we may ever know each other, but nevertheless, how much we can love.

 

 

Director : Carol Morley
Cast : Zawe Ashton, Alix Luka-Cain, Alistair Abrahams
Awards :
  • Nominated in the category Best Documentary, London Evening Standard British Film Awards (2012)
  • Nominated in the category Best Documentary, London Critics Circle Film Awards (2012)
  • Nominated in the category Best Documentary, Grierson Award, London Film Festival (2011)
Language : English
**Dreams Of A Life is screened for free, courtesy of the British Council. Visit Ticketing to redeem coupons.

 

 

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