Wednesday, December 14, 2011

What If You Died At 38 But No One Found You For 3 Years?

Crazy story: January 2006, officials from a north London housing association broke into a bedsit only to discover the body of a young woman surrounded by a small pile of unopened Christmas presents, BBC1 still flickering on her television. She had been dead for a long time. A really long time. Food in the refrigerator was marked with 2003 expiry dates. Her name was later revealed to be Joyce Vincent.

Her extraordinary story is the subject of a movie, Dreams of a Life, by film-maker Carol Morley:

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