Dreams of a Life

Overview

In 2006, repossession agents broke down the door of an apartment in the North London neighborhood of Wood Green and made a shocking discovery -- the woman who lived there, Joyce Vincent, was dead. Even more remarkably, police investigators determined that Vincent had been lying dead in her flat for close to three years, with the lights on, the television running, and her unopened mail littering the floor. How did a seemingly healthy woman of 38 suddenly die in her apartment? More importantly, how could Vincent ...
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Overview

In 2006, repossession agents broke down the door of an apartment in the North London neighborhood of Wood Green and made a shocking discovery -- the woman who lived there, Joyce Vincent, was dead. Even more remarkably, police investigators determined that Vincent had been lying dead in her flat for close to three years, with the lights on, the television running, and her unopened mail littering the floor. How did a seemingly healthy woman of 38 suddenly die in her apartment? More importantly, how could Vincent have been missing for three years without friends or neighbors taking note of it? Filmmaker Carol Morley became fascinated with Vincent's story and began an investigation of her own. The documentary Dreams of a Life is the product of Morley's efforts to reveal just who Joyce Vincent was, who her friends and family were, and how a beautiful and talented woman could so readily fall off the radar of the people closest to her. Dreams of a Life received its world premiere at the 2011 London Film Festival.
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Special Features

Closed-Caption; Recurring Dreams (Behind The Scenes); Original Theatrical Trailer; Other Strand Releasing Trailers
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/11/2012
  • UPC: 712267320820
  • Original Release: 2011
  • Rating:

  • Source: Strand Home Video
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:35:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 83,975

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Zawe Ashton , Joyce
Alix Luka-Cain , Young Joyce
Neelam Bakshi Mother
Cornell John Father
Kelly Agbowu Sister
Frances Cooper Sister
Nadia Di Mambro Sister
Sophia Leonie Sister
Daren Elliott-Holmes Bailiff
Diveen Henry Housing Officer
Jay Simpson Caretaker
Joanna Brookes Cleaner
Jonathan Harden Cleaner
Angela Sims Cleaner
K'Juan Whitton Young Boy
Robert Cawsey Strippogram
Lee Colley Studio Engineer
Tom Nearney Musician
Michael Anthony Dancer
Alex Gatehouse Dancer
Sam Wardroper Dancer
David Ajao Dancer
Adam Bernard Dancer
Darren Davidson Dancer
Pearl Smith Woman in Pub
Polly Kemp Refuge Worker
Sarah Dulley Nurse
Technical Credits
Carol Morley Director, Screenwriter
Barry Adamson Score Composer
Katherine Butler Executive Producer
Cairo Cannon Producer
Allison Edwards Makeup
Mary Farbrother Cinematographer
Lizzie Francke Executive Producer
Lynda Hall Cinematographer
Tabitha Jackson Executive Producer
Rachel Lysaght Co-producer
Alan Maher Executive Producer
Paul McGowan Executive Producer
James Mitchell Producer
Leonie Prendergast Costumes/Costume Designer
Chris Richmond Production Designer
Danielle Ryan Associate Producer, Co-producer
Andre Singer Executive Producer
Chris Wyatt Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Dreams of a Life
1. Opening [:22]
2. No Body [:15]
3. Pleasant People [9:17]
4. Quite Sober [6:49]
5. Manual Labor [6:01]
6. Bound To Happen [8:38]
7. Drifted Apart [9:01]
8. Black Movement [5:44]
9. Nomadic Existence [9:47]
10. Difficult Relationship [4:18]
11. Breathe Easily [3:35]
12. Credits [6:47]
13. Chapter 13 [8:37]
14. Chapter 14 [12:49]
15. Chapter 15 [3:03]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Dreams of a Life
   Play Feature
   Chapters
   Recurring Dreams (Behind The Scenes)
   Original Theatrical Trailer
   Other Strand Releasing Trailers
      Tyrannosaur
      The Arbor
      Cameraman
      Of Time And The City
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