“Nothing at the London film festival has lingered in my mind like this” – The Guardian
Join us for an exclusive screening of the critically-acclaimed UK independent film, ‘Dreams of a Life’, followed by a discussion and Q&A with Director, Carol Morley, and leading actress, Zawe Ashton; moderated by Sharmaine Lovegrove, founder of Dialogue Books
ABOUT THE FILM
Joyce Vincent’s 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.