Saturday, June 29, 2013

Dreams of a Life

In a London flat in 2006, a woman's decomposing body was discovered three years after her death, with the television still on and unwrapped Christmas presents under the tree. The film then alternates between reports on the incident to interviews with friends and coworkers, most of whom have seemingly no idea who this woman was. Dreams of a Life hopes to make a profound statement on loneliness and getting lost in the rush of the big city, but after its bizarrely intriguing news story setup, the documentary goes absolutely nowhere with a dense narrative structure and interviews lacking any insight whatsoever in a pretentious film that thinks it goes way deeper than it actually does.