About the Film
About the Director
John May (Eddie Marsan, HAPPY-GO-LUCKY) is a council worker tasked with finding the next of kin of those who have died alone. His process is meticulous and organized to the point of obsession. A solitary man, John takes great satisfaction in caring for his “clients”, often going beyond the call of duty to write personal eulogies and plan dignified funerals for those whose families cannot be found. When his department is downsized, he takes on one last case that leads him on a poignant and liberating journey.
STILL LIFE is Uberto Pasolini's second feature as a director, following the critically acclaimed MACHAN which was released in 2008 and won awards at numerous international festivals including the Venice Film Festival, Brussels Film Festival, and Palm Beach Film Festival. He became an independent producer in 1994, when he founded Redwave Films. Its first produced feature film was PALOOKAVILLE starring Vincent Gallo and directed by Alan Taylor. Subsequently Pasolini produced THE FULL MONTY, which grossed over $250 million internationally and remains to date the most successful UK picture at the UK box office of all those based on original material. Pasolini also produced BEL AMI, starring Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci and Kristin Scott Thomas.