James Hall, Edward Lovelace ::   It was one of the four phrases Edwyn Collins said after his stroke in 2005. The others were “yes”, “no” and “Grace Maxwell”, his wife. A film about the power of love and affection that invites us to take a look at the inside of the artist’s injured brain. Grace is the pillar, the muse to Collins throughout the slow recuperation of his identity, voice and art.   Hoy to buy the Doc Alive (Film + Edwyn Collins Live) ticket:  1. Look for the event through our daily program (Thursay 5th / 21:30h)  2. Click at the star icon, and enjoy.  10€ now / 12€ the same day   " />

The Possibilities Are Endless

United Kingdom / 84 min. / 2014 / English


 

It was one of the four phrases Edwyn Collins said after his stroke in 2005. The others were “yes”, “no” and “Grace Maxwell”, his wife. A film about the power of love and affection that invites us to take a look at the inside of the artist’s injured brain. Grace is the pillar, the muse to Collins throughout the slow recuperation of his identity, voice and art. 


 Hoy to buy the Doc Alive (Film + Edwyn Collins Live) ticket:

 1. Look for the event through our daily program (Thursay 5th / 21:30h)

 2. Click at the star icon, and enjoy.

 10€ now / 12€ the same day

 


 

They've made films about Edwyn Collins before (remember Home Again), but they didn't get inside his head. The Possibilities Are Endless (one of the few phrases Edwyn Collins uttered after a stroke in 2005) achieves the impossible: helping us to comprehend what it means to lose your mind. And then recover. Through a stream of landscape and submarine scenes, woven with recordings of Edwyn made after his brain haemorrhage, the truth of what happened to the ex-leader of Orange Juice and indisputable King of Scottish pop blossoms in all its terrifying immensity. Hazes, stammers, incoherent phrases… Collins struggles to return to the surface, and when he starts to do so, the problems grow. Here's a man that tries to understand who he was, and is overtaken by parts of his old self; who looks inquisitively at the talent, arrogance and ingenuity of that other guy: Edwyn Collins. Always beside him in the search, is Grace Maxwell, his wife, support, nurse and muse, throughout the slow recuperation of identity, voice and art. 

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Details
Subtitles
O.V. subtitles in Spanish


Showing format

Participation
in festivals
SXSW, CIMM, IDFA, London Film Festival, Hot Docs, AFI Docs, One World Film Festival, Sound Unseen.

Leadings
Edwyn Collins, William Collins, Grace Maxwell, Yasmin Paige.

Editor(s)
David Charap

Camera
Richard Stewart

Sound designer
Alejandro Quevedo, Christopher Barnett

Music Composer
Edwyn Collins

Producer
Thomas Benski, Marisa Clifford, Julia Nottingham, Lucas Ochoa

Film company

Film distributor

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