Gallery: Film festival ends on musical high note with performance by Edwyn Collins

Host Joe Boyd (left) with Edwyn Collins and his wife Grace Maxwell at Aldeburgh Documentary Festival

Host Joe Boyd (left) with Edwyn Collins and his wife Grace Maxwell at Aldeburgh Documentary Festival. Photo: Nick Tipping/Aldeburgh Documentary Festival - Credit: Nick Tipping/Aldeburgh Documentary Festival

A three-day film festival came to a close on the Suffolk coast with an emotional screening and live performance by musician Edwyn Collins.

The former Orange Juice frontman appeared on closing night of the 20th Aldeburgh Documentary Festival to present The Possibilities Are Endless, which follows his recovery from a stroke in 2005.

The title of the film is one of only four words or phrases the Girl Like You singer was able to say after waking up from suffering a near fatal brain haemorrhage – the others being “yes”, “no” and “Grace Maxwell”, the name of his wife and manager, who joined him on stage for a Q&A session at Aldeburgh Cinema.

The final day’s events also featured screenings of The Green Prince, presented by Oscar-winning producer John Battsek, who also led a masterclass in conversation with BAFTA-nominated actress Diana Quick.

Filmmaker and human rights advocate Osama Qashoo joined Oxford professor Avi Shlaim for a debate on conflict in the Middle East, before screening of The Possibilities Are Endless and a discussion hosted by music producer Joe Boyd, followed by an intimate performance from Collins and guitarist David Paige.

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