Tribeca Film announced today the acquisition of North American rights to Uberto Pasolini’s”Still Life.”
The film premiered at the 2013 Venice Film Festival winning four awards: 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.
The synopsis, courtesy of Tribeca Flms, reads: “Life for the unassuming John May (Eddie Marsan) has always revolved around his work for the local council in South London, finding the next of kin of those who have died alone. 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 (Joanne Froggatt). Against the odds, the two lonely souls are drawn to each other – and John’s outlook starts to open to life’s possibilities.”
Tribeca will release the film in theaters on January 16, 2015 and on VOD and digital platforms on January 13, 2015.