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Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2020
Run Time:93 minutes
Production Country:United Kingdom
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Harry Macqueen
Cast:Colin Firth
Stanley Tucci
Pippa Haywood
James Dreyfus


“Supernova” stars Academy Award-winner Colin Firth and Academy Award-nominee Stanley Tucci.

From writer and director Harry Macqueen comes “Supernova”, a heartrending modern love story about a couple struggling with a diagnosis of early-onset dementia who take a road trip together to reconnect with friends, family and places from their past.

Sam (Colin Firth) and Tusker (Stanley Tucci) have spent 20 years together, and they are as passionately in love as they have ever been. But in the two years since Tusker was diagnosed with early onset dementia, their lives have had to change. As Tusker’s condition progresses, Sam is forced to place his life on hold and become his partner’s full-time caregiver. Their time together has become the most important aspect of their lives and every moment they share has a weight it once did not. So, they plan a road trip while Tusker is still able to travel, to see friends and family and revisit memories from their long life together.

While Tusker had once been Sam’s rock, it now falls to Sam to take control, and he is resolved to give his beloved partner as much joy and normalcy as he can muster. But his outer resolve belies an internal struggle to manage that colors their every moment. Meanwhile, Tusker knows that his condition is having an overwhelming effect on both their lives, and that he is beginning to lose control.

As their trip together progresses, 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 incurable illness.

“Alive with the things that make life worth living.” — NME

“Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci are in magnificent form.” — The Guardian