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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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