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The Possibilities Are Endless (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography, Music | 7 November 2014 (UK)
Imagine your mind has been wiped: memories, knowledge, experiences, language - every word you ever spoke, has vanished. If eventually you found the words, what would you say? For Edwyn Collins, 'The Possibilities Are Endless'.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Edwyn Collins ... Himself
Grace Maxwell Grace Maxwell ... Herself
William Collins William Collins ... Himself
Yasmin Paige ... Herself
Findlay Adams Findlay Adams
Rosemary Findlay Rosemary Findlay
William Jappy William Jappy
Aaron Grant Aaron Grant
Andy Sutherland Andy Sutherland
Duncan MacKay Duncan MacKay
Finbar Plass Finbar Plass
Heather Mason Heather Mason
Podi Plass Podi Plass
Ruth Dudgeon Ruth Dudgeon
Toby Woodward Toby Woodward
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The Possibilities Are Endless tells the incredible story of Edwyn Collins, the Scottish songwriter who suffered a stroke, an explosion in the brain so severe that it effectively deleted the contents of his mind. After a career as an internationally acclaimed lyricist, he lost all language and was only able to say two phrases: "The Possibilities are Endless" and "Grace Maxwell". The film is narrated by Edwyn, trapped inside his devastated mind and his wife Grace, the woman who pulled him back to life. More than just a story of determination against all odds; it is an intimate and life-affirming journey of rediscovery that celebrates how love, music and language shape our lives. Written by Pulse Films

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UK

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English

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7 November 2014 (UK) See more »

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Edwyn Collins: Allt är möjligt See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Connections

Features Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Episode #3.18 (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Closing Time At The Punk Rock Hotel
Written by Edwyn Collins and Paul Heard
Performed by Edwyn Collins and Carwyn Ellis
Recorded by Sebastian Lewsley
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Courtesy of AED Records
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Lyrical
15 December 2014 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

The first twenty minutes are this really work in an atmospheric, lyrical, poetic sort of way. The same sort of way that Malick films work. Really ambitious and inspired for a documentary. And the whole documentary refuses to bow downy os sentimentality of misery and pain, and instead really highlights the beautiful moments. This film is definitely going to test many people's patience, but considering how bad some films get these days, nor expect for the audience, this is a very, very welcome little surprise and I hope many people are able to seek it out. It's a really grand testament with how it approaches its subject and the subject matter, and definitely recommend it.


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