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Dreams of a Life

Dreams of a Life
  • 2011
  • UK
  • 95 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Carol Morley
  • Cast: Zawe Ashton, Neelam Bakshi, Jonathan Harden
  • UK release: 16 December 2011

After Joyce Vincent died in her North London bedsit, her body lay undiscovered for three years. Filmmaker Morley sets out to learn about this little-known woman in a film which speaks volumes about the profound mysteries of other peoples’ lives.

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Profile: Carol Morley

9 Dec 2011

Director of documentary-drama Dreams of a Life

Born 1966, Stockport, England. Background The sister of music critic Paul Morley, film director Carol left school aged 16 to pursue a career as a singer in various post-punk Mancunian bands. Having studied fine art film at Central Saint Martins…

Dreams of A Life

7 Dec 20113 stars

Compelling UK documentary-drama investigation into life of dead woman

(12A) 90min Back in January 2006 a 38-year-old Londoner of Afro-Caribbean descent, Joyce Vincent, was found dead in her Wood Green housing association flat located above a busy shopping centre. Her decomposing corpse had lain there undisturbed for…

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