Still Life

Evening: 7.15pm (doors open 6pm)
Italy/UK- comedy/drama – M – 92 mins
Director: Uberto Pasolini
Writer: Uberto Pasolini
Stars: Eddie Marsan, Joanne Froggatt, Karen Drury

Winner of the 2013 Venice International Film Festival, Still Life tells the story of John May (Eddie Marsan) who worked for the local South London council for 22 years attempting to find the next of kin to those have died alone. His new case, an elderly alcoholic named Billy Stoke occurs in the flat directly opposite his own apartment, and as he looks at the detritus of the man’s life the emptiness of his own stark existence starts to dawn on him. When he is told that he is to be made redundant and this is his last case, May sets about scouring the country for clues as to the man’s past (he finds a photograph of a daughter in a battered old album), and slowly reveals the man’s rich history. He eventually tracks down Stoke’s estranged daughter Kelly (Joanne Froggatt), and against the odds these two lonely souls are drawn to each other.

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