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Film Review: 'Still Life'

7 February 2015 6:31 AM, PST | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★☆☆ In Still Life (2013), Uberto Pasolini crafts a small, but poignant and well performed tale of life and death. It revolves around a dedicated South London council employee, played with gentility and humanity by Eddie Marsan, whose job is to track down the relatives of the recently deceased. Mr. May (Marsan) is a meticulous individual utterly dedicated to his job. He may not be fast, but there's little doubt over how much he cares about getting the living to pay their respects to the dead. Day in, day out, May writes eulogies and attends the funerals of the people who have died alone in the London borough of Kennington.


- CineVue UK

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Watch: Eddie Marsan Helps the Dead in Exclusive 'Still Life' Clip

29 January 2015 8:46 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor's Note: This post is presented in partnership with Time Warner Cable Movies On Demand in support of Indie Film Month. Today's pick, "Still Life," is available now On Demand. Here's an exclusive clip.] Uberto Pasolini "Still Life" follows the story of Jon May (Eddie Marsan), a funeral officer and public servant responsible for burying those without relatives. "As he struggles to proved dignity in death to those who had lost it in life, he tenderly writes eulogies and carefully chooses music to accompany the funerals. But he always fails in his attempts to have someone present, leaving him alone to witness his "clients'" last journeys on earth. When an unknown neighbor dies alone and friendless, John May takes on his case as a final assignment. Overcoming rejections and dead ends, he travels across the country tracking down Billy Stoke's scattered family and forgotten friends, to ensure his will not be another unattended, cheerless »

- Casey Cipriani

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Skip Those Dueling “True” Biopics, and See the Beautifully Honest Still Life In Theaters Instead

18 January 2015 8:04 AM, PST | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

There was a time when the only place to see new movies was in theaters — I know, it sounds like science fiction, but it’s true — but the brave new world we find ourselves in has made it possible to experience brand new releases in a myriad of ways. One of the increasingly more common methods of mainlining cinema these days is via VOD, and while some smaller films manage limited theatrical releases a growing number are premiering on demand. This week’s small releases include four dramas of varying content and effect. Still Life follows a man whose job it is to find friends for the recently departed. Little Accidents examines the weight of guilt on several characters in a small, tragedy-prone town. The Phoenix Project finds four scientists on the verge of conquering death. And finally, Three Night Stand asks us to identify with a poor guy stuck between Meaghan Rath and Emmanuelle Chriqui. Still Life »

- Rob Hunter

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Drama Still Life at Least Captures the Misery of Funerals, Bureaucracy, and Loneliness

13 January 2015 9:00 PM, PST | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

The sad irony of Still Life, with the great English character actor Eddie Marsan as a quiet crusader on behalf of those who die alone, isn't the movie's title; it's the abiding indignity of its stress on dignity. It's hard to affirm life by leaving out so much of what it really feels like. But writer-director Uberto Pasolini, best known as the originator of The Full Monty, here insists on the manicured, melancholic poise that only exists in semi-precious little films — maybe because they're routinely rewarded for it (Still Life took four awards from the 2013 Venice Film Festival). Marsan's character is a sympathetic sort, the solitary soulful bureaucrat whose job of 22 years has been to track down next of kin and arrange final ceremonies, lonel »

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