Still Life is a poignant, quixotic tale of life, love and the afterlife. Meticulous and organized 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. Written by
The song played at the Greek left-handed bouzouki player's funeral (second in order at the start of the movie) is Misirlou, a song of numerous covers and versions in discography, famously appearing in the Pulp Fiction soundtrack, amongst others. See more »
We saw 'Still Life" on Sunday- a truly beautiful film that is a wonderful and heart-churning lesson in how we relate to others in life and the reminder to connect with people. When the effort of not trying to cry causes such gut-wrenching anguish, you know that the film-maker has said what needs to be expressed. Talk to your neighbors, the person on the bus or really anyone: the lesson learned: who will grieve, miss you and be there when your time ends. Beautiful performances by Eddie Marsen and Joanne Froggatt. A wonderful elegy on connection: get yourself to the cinema. I guarantee that you will call someone you love/ care about after seeing this and hopefully re-think how you live your life. Just think of the old Bette Midler song "Hello in there" and then you'll get it......
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