Still Life

Still Life

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For 22 years, life for the calm and insular John May (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 Billy Stoke. More

John 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 drawn to each other, and as their friendship blossoms, his outlook opens imperceptibly to life's possibilities.

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2013Rating: M, Content may disturb94 minsUK
ComedyDrama

Streaming (2 Providers)

Still Life | Awards

Award Winner
Winner, Best Film & Director (Uberto Pasolini), Venice Film Festival 2013.

Still Life | Reviews

Flicks, Team

Flicks, Team

If you’re feeling short on time, see this film. It laboriously draws 90 minutes out into something that seems twice that long. That's despite director Uberto Pasolini having a promising and – in the wake of recent events in Wellington – sadly topical premise. What does happen to people who die utterly alone?

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Time Out

Time Out

Constantly threatens to become a better movie...

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

Marsan does his best to convey his character’s essential decency, but he’s hamstrung by Pasolini’s insistence on underscoring the emptiness of John’s existence at every opportunity.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

A mannered and rather familiar dark comedy-drama.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

They weren't kidding with the title of this mawkish character study.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Beautifully crafted and exquisitely observed with an outstanding performance from Eddie Marsan in the lead.

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Still Life | Release Details

Still Life is available to stream in New Zealand now on Academy On Demand and AroVision.