Friday 2 December 2011

Dreams of a Life - the video diary

Dreams of a Life director Carol Morley has been creating a video diary to document the release of her film

Video Diary 1
Director Carol Morley is interviewed by a number of journalists but decides to turn the camera on them for a change...

Video Diary 2
Carol Morley travels to Bristol to show the film at the Encounters Film Festival

Video Diary 3
Carol Morley looks at responses to the film on Twitter and Facebook, and encourages fans to 'demand it'

Video Diary 4
Head over to facebook to see the fourth installment where Carol Morley talks to the singer/songwriter Alice Temple, who's song is used both in the film and trailer.
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.

Who was she? And how could this happen to someone in our day and age - the so-called age of communication? For her film Dreams of a Life, filmmaker Carol Morley set out to find out. Joyce may have died in tragic isolation, but Morley was not going to let her be forgotten. She placed adverts in newspapers, on the Internet, and on the side of a London taxi. What she finds out is extraordinary.

A range of people that once knew Joyce help to piece together a portrait of the woman that became so forgotten. “She was very sweet, beautiful looking, a bit of a mystery. We weren’t too sure where she came from. It’s almost like she was a ghost, even then.” Dreams of a Life becomes as much about the people who remember her as it is about Joyce herself.
Find out more at the Official Site, on twitter or even on facebook
In UK cinemas December 16, 2011

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