Film Review: ‘Still Life’

With 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 man dedicated to his job. He may not be fast, but there is little doubt over how much he cares about getting the living to pay their respects to the dead. Day in, day out, he writes eulogies and attends the funerals of the people who have died alone in the London borough of Kennington.

Throughout, Pasolini captures and repeats stills of London showing that life continues on, never stopping for those who have died. Only

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