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Dreams of a Life 2011 12A

94 mins United Kingdom

In 2006, the body of 38-year-old Joyce Vincent was found in her North London bedsit. Her death, from unknown causes, had gone undetected by neighbours, friends or family for nearly three years. Carol Morley’s captivating, insightful film traces Joyce's life and interviews those who knew her in a bid to understand why this popular woman died so alone.

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Zawe Ashton

Alix Luka-Cain

Neelam Bakshi




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12A Contains brief moderate sex references and references to domestic abuse




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Director turned detective Carol Morley (and actor Zawe Ashton) explain how an anonymous death changed both of their lives.

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