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Dreams of a Life
Nobody noticed when Joyce Vincent died in her bedsit above a shopping mall in North London in 2003.
Her body wasn't 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 Joyce's 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.
Starring Zawe Ashton, Alix Luka-Cain, Cornell S John, Jonathan Harden, Daren Elliot Holmes
Directed by Carol Morley
Running Time - 1:31
Genre - Documentary
Opened in Theaters - Friday, August 3rd, 2012
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