This weekend, Saturday 11th October, will see the London Film Festival screening of James Hall and Edward Lovelace’s ‘The Possibilities Are Endless’.

The film shows the life of musician Edwyn Collins, famous as the front man of cult band Orange Juice and his solo hit ‘Girl Like You’, after suffering a cerebral haemorrhage in 2005. After the event he was left with limited movement down the right side of his body and speech problems. The only four phrases he could say were¬†“yes”, “no”, “Grace Maxwell” (his wife’s name) and “the possibilities are endless”.

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Since then he has continued a slow and impressive recovery. In 2010 he wrote and recorded the album ‘Losing Sleep’, largely writing about his illness.

Now with ‘The Possibilities Are Endless’ the directors have assembled an impressive looking film that looks both abstract and intimate. Showing Collins continued struggle, triumphs and most importantly the love of his wife Grace the film looks all at once heartbreaking, inspiring and romantic as hell. It is screening in competition in the Documentary category at the London Film Festival and will be released theatrically November 7th.

 

 

 

By Michael Dickinson

Michael is the VultureHound Film Editor.