Still Life
Still Life

Still Life

Director Uberto Pasolin

Production year 2013

Length 87min.

Country UK/Italy


Still Life is a poignant tale of life, love and the afterlife. Meticulous and organized to the point of obsession, John May 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.


Capri Cult Award | Capr IFF, Italy, 2013

Venice Horizons Award, Premio Cinematografico | Venice IFF, Italy, 2013

Golden Puffin, Fipresci Award | Reykjavik IFF, Iceland, 2013


Uberto Pasolin
Uberto Pasolin



Felix Vossen, Christopher Simon, Uberto Pasolini


Uberto Pasolin

Director of Photography

Stefano Falivene

Production designer

Lisa Marie Hall

Music by

Rachel Portman


Robert Farr


Tracy Granger, Gavin Buckley


Eddie Marsan, Joanne Froggatt, Karen Drury, Andrew Buchan

Production company(ies)

A Redwave Embargo Films Production

Uberto Pasolin

Born 1957, Rome, Italy. Producer, director, writer. Still Life is Uberto Pasolini's second feature as a director, following Machan which was released, in 2008, and won awards at numerous international festivals including the Venice, Brussels and Palm Beach FFs. Pasolini has worked in films, since 1983, starting as a runner in Thailand on The Killing Fields, and 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. Amongst its many international awards, the film was named Best Film of 1997 by BAFTA and was nominated for an Academy Award, in 1998. Pasolini also produced Bel Ami, starring Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci and Kristin Scott Thomas, The Closer You Get, written by acclaimed television writer William Ivory, and The Emperor’s New Clothes, starring Ian Holm.


Machan (2008), Still Life (2013).

FILMS 2014