PAFF 2013 Review - 'Dreams Of A Life' (Harrowing Reconstruction Of A Life From Fragments)

From Shadow and Act Sat Feb 9 2013, 23:15:24

By now I'm sure we're all familiar with the story, even if it's just the broad details of it - young woman dies in her apartment and her body isn't discovered for a good 3 years, as it lay there putrefying - which actually sounds like it could be a pitch for a fictional narrative, but actually is very real. Carol Morley's heartfelt docu-drama Dreams Of A Life begins with a series of questions (How could this have happened to any human being? How did she die? How is it that for 3 straight years absolutely no one learned of her death), and ends in a mystery, with some of those initial questions still left unresolved. But the film's...

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