Wreckers is the first film directed by Dictynna Hood. Hood’s first foray into filmmaking is a drama which examines the fragile relationships between intimacy, truth and betrayal.
David (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Dawn (Claire Foy) decide to move back to David’s childhood village, presumably to settle down and have children. But when David’s brother unexpectedly arrives in the village, his presence reignites their sibling rivalry and exposes the lies at the heart of David and Dawn’s relationship. The reviews for this have been glowing, but I have my suspicions that it’ll be a rather pretentious affair, despite the overall quality of the acting.
Carol Morley’s documentary Dreams of Life is about the death of Joyce Vincent, who died alone in her North London bedsit, in 2003. What makes the story so interesting is that her death wasn’t uncovered for three years. When the unusual case was eventually reported in the media, there wasn’t even a photo of the young woman to accompany the stories. So Morley’s documentary is about piecing together the life and death of Joyce Vincent; who was this mysterious woman, why did she die alone and why did nobody look for her sooner? A great Christmas film, no!?