Dream On

Film

Time Out says

There's something remarkable about the low-budget work of North Shields' Amber Collective. Seacoal was politically sharp Loachian realism; In Fading Light saw a growth in confident technique and a flair for the epic; here, they move still further from the documentary naturalism of their beginnings, with an engaging, coherent, continually surprising blend of realism and fantasy, witty comedy and serious social comment. It depicts the problems faced by three women (alcoholism, anorexia, abuse and battering) with honesty, depth of feeling and an unexpected touch of magic. As ever, the performances are highly convincing (even the men - however stupid or nasty - are never reduced to stereotypes), the politics are spot-on, and the finale, firmly rooted in the gritty reality of a celebration dance after the women's darts-night, is wholly moving.

By: GA

Details

Release details

Duration:
115 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Amber Production Team
Screenwriter:
Kitty Fitzgerald, Ellin Hare, Lorna Powell
Cast:
Amber Styles
Maureen Harold
Anna-Marie Gascoigne
Pat Leavy
Niall Toibin
Art Davies
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