New Perspectives / UK premiere

Still Life

  • Uberto Pasolini /
  • UK /
  • 2013 /
  • 87 mins

Eddie Marsan, Joanne Froggatt, Karen Drury, Andrew Buchan, Ciaran McIntyre, Neil D’Souza / Fiction / English

A poignant tale of life, love and the afterlife.

Meticulous and organised to the point of obsession, John May (Eddie Marsan) is a council worker charged with finding the next of kin of those who have died alone. When his department is downsized, John must up his efforts on his final case, taking him on a liberating journey that allows him to start living life at last. A great cast brings charm and depth to this strong effort by Uberto Pasolini, director of the critically-acclaimed Machan and producer of The Full Monty, Palookaville and other successes. [12A]

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  • #1 Anne Duffy / Thursday 26 June, 2014 / 13:16 GMT

    What a lovely lovely wonderful film. If this is out on DVD in a few months time, everyone I know will be receiving it for their Christmas. Eddie Marsan's remarkable performance is captivating. I think it's important for the viewer to simply experience what unfolds so I won't say anything about the narrative. This is one of the most absorbingly moving films I have seen in a very long time - please watch it everybody!
  • #2 Zoe Michell / Friday 27 June, 2014 / 14:38 GMT

    Seconded, I loved this film.

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