As cynical as we are we know that we all need to be loved and in such grim times as we seem to be heading back into another lockdown the release of the Supernova trailer is both comforting and moving……..
It is deep Autumn and Sam and Tusker, partners of twenty years, are on holiday. They are travelling across England in their old campervan visiting friends, family and places from their past. Since Tusker was diagnosed with young-onset dementia two years ago their lives have had to change. Jobs have been given up and plans put on hold. Their time together is now the most important thing they have. As the trip progresses however, their individual ideas for their future begin to collide. Secrets are uncovered, private plans unravel and their love for each other is tested like never before. Ultimately, they must confront the question of what it means to love one another in the face of Tusker’s irreparable illness.
Shot mainly around the Lake District in Cumbria where the beautiful scenery has been photographed by highly respected Oscar and BAFTA nominated (Mr Turner, The Illusionist) Director of Photography Dick Pope. Writer / director Harry Macqueen helms the film having made his name appearing in Eastenders all the way back in 2012. With Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci as the leads the film also co-stars actor James Dreyfuss probably still best remembered for TV sitcoms ‘The Thin Blue Line‘ and ‘Gimme, Gimme, Gimme’ but has since gone on to more sombre serious stuff.
Written and directed by Harry Macqueen and from the award-winning producers of 45 Years and I Am Not A Witch, SUPERNOVA will celebrate its World Premiere at San Sebastián International Film Festival on 24 September and then premiere at The BFI London Film Festival on Sunday 11 October.
SUPERNOVA opens in UK cinemas on 27th November
Here’s the Supernova trailer…….