Nobody noticed when 38 year old Joyce Vincent died in her bedsit above a shopping mall in North London in 2003. When her skeleton was discovered three years later, her heating and her television were still on. Newspaper reports offered few details of Joyce's life - not even a photograph.
Who was Joyce Vincent? And how could this happen to someone in our day and age - the so-called age of communication? Partly shot in Dublin DREAMS OF A LIFE is Carol Morley's quest to discover who Joyce was and how she came to be so forgotten.
BFI London Film Festival 2011