3.5

Still Life

Drama


 

A council case worker looks for the relatives of those found dead and alone.

If "Still Life" highlights anything, it demonstrates how much things change. Life does not stay still. This movie creates a disquieting sense of emptiness as it peers at the little that's left behind by the lonely and the alone. The story is simply presented and although it is bleak, the delivery of day by day routine is rather matter of fact. There is so little emotional connection in what's played out on the screen it's difficult for audiences to feel very much apart from melancholic. Inert.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 24th July 2014
Palace Films 92 mins