Film screening as a part of Main Program

The Possibilities Are Endless

“Romantic and terrifying. A remarkable film” – The Guardian

“Moving… Beautiful, mesmerizing… ‘The Possibilities Are Endless’ is full of hope” – The Sunday Telegraph

The celebrated lyricist and the author of the 1990s Top Of The Pops super hit ‘A Girl Like You’, Edwyn Collins could only say two phrases after suffering a stroke, “Grace Maxwell” and “Possibilities Are Endless”.

Edwyn’s endeavors lay the foundation for the indie music as we know it, particularly in Scotland, with bands like Primal Scream, Belle And Sebastian, and Franz Ferdinand acknowledging the fact.

In February 2005, Edwyn suffered a stroke and was rushed to hospital. Days later, he suffered another, and it was so catastrophic that his wife was told to stoke on Kleenex and prepare for the worst.

This is an incredible story of a songwriter who had the contents of his mind effectively erased. Placed inside Edwyn’s mind, we embark on a journey to retrieve his language, music, and love, with the help of his wife Grace.

An intimate and life-affirming film about rediscovery, and about the determination against all odds.

May 30, 19:00
The Documentary Film Center
Zubovsky Boulevard, 2
June 4, 21:00
The Documentary Film Center
Zubovsky Boulevard, 2

2014, UK, 83 min.

James Hall,
Edward Lovelace
Richard Stewart
Edwyn Collins,
William Collins,
Grace Maxwell,
Yasmin Paige
Thomas Benski,
Marisa Clifford,
Julia Nottingham,
Lucas Ochoa