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 considered an asset. He’s made redundant, and left with one final assignment: a search for the relatives of a neighbour, Billy Stoke.
John methodically pieces together fragments of Billy’s life; a mix of mischief, misadventure, love and regret, 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…
Beautifully observed, profoundly affecting and laced with moments of Ealing-esque humour, STILL LIFE is a celebration of dignity and personal connection.

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