International Competition

The Possibilities Are Endless

Edward Lovelace & James Hall
Screening time  
27.02. / Friday, 14:00 - 16:00 Theatre 2  
28.02. / Saturday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 3  
This is the incredible story of a songwriter who had the contents of his mind effectively deleted after experiencing a stroke.

The celebrated lyricist, Edwyn Collins could only say two phrases after waking up: "Grace Maxwell" and "The Possibilities Are Endless". This is the incredible story of Collins, a songwriter who had the contents of his mind effectively deleted after experiencing a stroke. Placed inside Edwyn’s mind, we embark on a remarkable journey from the brink of death back to language, music, life and love. With the help of his wife Grace, Edwyn submerges himself in a landscape of memories, as he tries to unlock the story of his past. More than a story of determination against all odds; it is an intimate and life-affirming tale of rediscovery.

Edward Lovelace & James Hall

Edward Lovelace and James Hall graduated from the UK’s prestigious Bournemouth Film School in 2006. They were shooting music videos for Pulse before making their first film, Werewolves Across America, a documentary about the DIY indie music scene in the US. The film was selected to screen at Denmark’s CPH:DOX and the UK’s Raindance Film Festival. They followed up in 2012 with Part of Me, a historic and intimate look into the life of global pop star Katy Perry, which on release became the 4th highest grossing music documentary of all time.

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The Possibilities Are Endless

Great Britain
2014, 82', DCP

Directed by:
Edward Lovelace & James Hall

Richard Stewart

Edited by:
David Charap

Edwyn Collins

Lucas Ochoa

Produced by:
Pulse Films

Festivals & Awards:

Hot Docs 2014; SXSW 2014; Sydney Film Festival 2014; AFI Docs 2014; Melbourne International Film Festival 2014; Vancouver International Film Festival 2014