A Greek Orthodox funeral in South London with proper music, a moving speech and a single mourner: John May. Employed by the burial office, it is his job to find the relatives of the recently and solitary deceased. Although rarely successful, May loves his job, which over the years has become his sole purpose in life. Trapped in a daily routine, the lonesome perfectionist goes about his work with meticulous care, forever striving to provide the best farewell for his “clients”. One day May loses his job after the office is restructured and has one last chance to prove his professional skills. Following the trail of the alcoholic Billy Stoke, May sets about finding the dead man’s old friends and bringing them together for his funeral in London; a journey that takes him the length and breadth of England – and back into life.
- Golden Puffin for Best Film, FIPRESCI Award - Reykjavik IFF
- C.I.C.A.E. Award, Pasinetti Award, Premio Cinematografico "Civitas Vitae prossima" Award, Venice Horizons Award - Venice IFF
- Black Pearl Award - Abu Dhabi Film Festival
- Audience Award - Transilvania IFF
- Best DoP - Italian Golden Globes
- Best Performance in a British Feature Film - Edinburgh IFF
- Best Male Performance - Art Film Fest
- Grand Prix, Best Actor - VOICES FF
- Best Actor (Eddie Marsan) - Cinessonne Festival of European Cinema
- Eddie Marsan
- Joanne Froggatt
- Karen Drury
- Andrew Buchan
- Stefano Falivene
- BETA CINEMA
- RED WAVE
- EMBARGO FILMS
When you're making a movie... you're so focused on making it and solving the problems throughout the production that you never have time to stop and think about how it might be received.
Uberto Pasolini Dall'Onda (born 1 May 1957 in Rome, Italy) is an Italian film producer, director, and former investment banker best known for producing the 1997 film The Full Monty and directing and producing the 2008 film Machan.