Philip French 

Edge – review

Dreams of a Life film-maker Carol Morley follows up her documentary with a worthwhile feature exploring similar themes, writes Philip French

Carol Morley's Dreams of a Life, a quasi-documentary exploring the circumstances by which the 38-year-old Joyce Vincent's corpse rotted in a north London flat for three years before anyone discovered it, was one of the most memorable British films of last year. Her feature film, Edge, is also about lonely, marginal people, in this case three women and two men drawn to a shabby hotel at Beachy Head one winter. In tone it resembles JB Priestley's time plays and those films where people find themselves in a halfway house on the way to the hereafter. It was presumably made earlier than Dreams of a Life and is less interesting, but worth a look.


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