MIYAZAKI ANIME FILM FEST 3-6 JUNE
BANFF 7-23 JUNEFLY MY PRETTIES August 20 & 21
WELLINGTON FILM SOCIETY
Monday 30May at 6.15pm.
Members ony. Memberships available before the screening.
Desk opens 5.45pm.
DREAMS OF A LIFE (Carol Morley, UK 2011) M
The discovery of the decomposed remains of Joyce Vincent, aged 38, in a flat above a North London shopping centre in 2006 brought headlines heavy with the morbid implications of urban anonymity. She had died almost three years earlier surrounded by Christmas shopping; the heating and the TV set were still on, her hallway heaped with junk mail. Fascinated by Joyce’s story, filmmaker Carol Morley (The Alcohol Years) launched a wide-scale search for the friends, lovers, acquaintances and family that the tabloids had failed to flush out. Her film is a skilful assembly of subsequent interviews with the willing and dramatisations of speculated key events. The Joyce glimpsed in these sometimes contradictory accounts is no bedsit spinster cliché but a vital, attractive woman whose identity seems to have shifted as she moved from crowd to crowd; in other words, a distinctly and disturbingly metropolitan creature.
- Bill Gosden, NZIFF 2012.