Uberto Pasolini’s Still Life won four awards when it world premiered at the 2013 Venice Film Festival – the Orizzonti Award for Best Director, the Pasinetti Award for Best Film, Cinema D’Arte e d’Essai award, and the Civitas Vitae prossima for Best Film. Now Tribeca Film has acquired North American rights for the pic, which it plans to release theatrically on January 16. It will begin rolling out on cable/telco, satellite VOD and digital platforms beginning January 13.
Eddie Marsan (Happy-Go-Lucky) and Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey) star in the movie about a UK council worker (Marsan) whose job is to notify the next of kin when someone dies. Profoundly dedicated to his work, he believes that everyone deserves a dignified exit, and writes eulogies and organizes funerals for those who wouldn’t have them otherwise. But when a new case – an elderly alcoholic in a flat directly opposite his own – hits him harder than usual, he journeys outside London to track down the man’s long-abandoned daughter (Froggatt). Against the odds, the two lonely souls are drawn to each other – and John’s outlook starts to open to life’s possibilities.
Still Life was produced by Felix Vossen, Christopher Simon, and Pasolini.