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Dreams of a Life

 Directed by Carol Morley

UK, 2011

Cornerhouse, 18 December 2011

Dreams of a Life

That a woman can die alone in her flat in contemporary Britain and lie undiscovered for three years is shocking.

But that is what happened with Joyce Vincent, a woman whose life is the subject of Carol Morley’s documentary.  The film looks into the circumstances of Joyce Vincent’s death, and how she came to be so very isolated.  There is testimony from people who knew her, once.  Some were lovers, some were her friends.

She was a young woman still, when she died alone.

It is a harrowing and haunting documentary.