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The Possibilities Are Endless review

A tender doc marking the return of Edwyn Collins

Love is made of sturdier stuff than sentiment in Edward Lovelace and James Hall’s moving but never manipulative docu-portrait of Scottish indie-pop hero Edwyn Collins. When Collins suffered two strokes in 2005, he began a harrowing trek to recover his motor skills and memory.

The directors convey his existential fear via abstract images and Collins’ voiceover, contrasted with his wife Grace’s no-bull constancy. An honest, artful and empathetic account of resilience emerges, without resort to power-of-love clichés.

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Kevin Harley is a freelance journalist with bylines at Total Film, Radio Times, The List, and others, specializing in film and music coverage. He can most commonly be found writing movie reviews and previews at GamesRadar+.