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The Edge Of Dreaming (2011)

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This is the story of a rational, sceptical woman, a mother and wife, who does not remember her dreams. Except once, when she dreamt her horse was dying. She woke so scared she went outside in the night. She found him dead. The next dream told her she would die herself, when she was 48. The Edge of Dreaming charts every step of that year. The film explores life and death in the context of a warm and loving family, whose happiness is increasingly threatened as the dream seems to be proving true. From the kids reaction to their horses' death (they taught the dog a new trick - called 'dead dog'), the film mixes humour, science and married life as Amy attempts to understand what is happening to her. Everyone wrestles with the concept of their own mortality, but few so directly explore and confront the subject. When Amy fell seriously ill, as her dream predicted, she went on a search to change that dream, leading her to eminent neuroscientist Mark Solms, and to new understanding of the complexity of our brains. The final confrontation takes us back into her dream with the help of a shaman, revealing a surprising twist to the tale. -- (C) Official Site

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Amy Hardie
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Critic Reviews for The Edge Of Dreaming

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The Edge of Dreaming is not the confession of a true believer who has found the Answer but of an intelligent woman with an open mind and heart who embarked on a serious metaphysical quest.

February 16, 2011 | Rating: 4/5

It's a wonderful little film that doesn't try to do too much, but what it does accomplish it does so with great clarity and intimacy.

February 25, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

A bold, creative, engrossing, and spiritual documentary about a rational woman's close encounter with death that changes her life and perspective.

February 16, 2011 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

This is less a straightforward year in the life, than an emotional, poetic snapshot, exploring themes to which we can all relate - mortality and the fear of death.

November 14, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It may all work towards a resolution that seems a little too pat, but the film's unusual construction as a sort of instinctive collage lends it an enterprising individuality.

November 11, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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