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Dreams of a Life - Wellington Film Society

Dreams of a Life - Wellington Film Society

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When:

  • Mon 30 May ’16, 6:15pm – 7:45pm

Where:

The Paramount Theatre, 25 Courtenay Place, Wellington

Restrictions:

M

Ticket Information:

  • Members free: $0.00
  • 12-month membership: $95.00

Dream of a Life
(Carol Morley, UK/Ireland 2011) 91 minutes M

The discovery of the decomposed remains of Joyce Vincent, aged 38, in a flat above a North London shopping centre in 2006 brought headlines heavy with the morbid implications of urban anonymity. She had died almost three years earlier surrounded by Christmas shopping; the heating and the TV set were still on, her hallway heaped with junk mail. Fascinated by Joyce’s story, filmmaker Carol Morley (The Alcohol Years) launched a wide-scale search for the friends, lovers, acquaintances and family that the tabloids had failed to flush out. Her film is a skilful assembly of subsequent interviews with the willing and dramatisations of speculated key events. The Joyce glimpsed in these sometimes contradictory accounts is no bedsit spinster cliché but a vital, attractive woman whose identity seems to have shifted as she moved from crowd to crowd; in other words, a distinctly and disturbingly metropolitan creature.
- Bill Gosden, NZIFF 2012.

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