Still Life

Uberto Pasolini
Eddie Marsan, Joanne Froggatt
Country: UK / Italy Year: 2013 Duration: 92 mins Genre: Comedy / Drama
Camillo de Marco, CINEUROPA

The award-winning new film from Uberto Pasolini (producer of worldwide smash The Full Monty), Still Life is a poignant and life-affirming drama that follows in the best tradition of humanist British cinema.

For 22 years, life for the calm and insular John May (the incomparable Eddie Marsan) has been his work for the local council in South London, finding the next of kin for those who have passed away alone. But in this age of ‘efficiency’, John’s meticulousness is no longer desired. He’s made redundant, and left with one final assignment: a search for the relatives of a neighbour, Billy Stoke.

John methodically pieces together Billy’s life; a mix of mischief, misadventure and love, most of all for an abandoned daughter, Kelly (Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey). John and Kelly are naturally drawn to each other, and as their friendship blossoms, his outlook opens imperceptibly to life’s infinite possibilities...

Gentle, beautifully observed and profoundly affecting, Still Life is a celebration of dignity and personal connection, and ultimately, what life is worth living for.

Australian Premiere
Winner - 2013 Venice International Film Festival (Horizons), Art Cinema Prize for Best Film, Best Director & Pasinetti Critics’ Prize

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