marks actor Harry Macqueen’s second feature as a director following his
highly regarded debut “Hinterland”. Macqueen comments: “It is a huge honour
to be premiering the film at San Sebastian this year. Supernova is a film
about how love overcomes even the hardest human experiences and what we are
willing to sacrifice for the people we adore. It is a romantic and life
affirming film, which at a time like this seems more important than ever.”
Written by Harry Macqueen and produced by Emily Morgan of
Quiddity Films (“I Am Not a Witch”, “Make Up”) and Tristan
Goligher of The Bureau (“45 Years”, “Lean on Pete”, “Only You”, “Weekend”). Development
was initiated by Morgan with research and screenwriting support from The
Wellcome Trust and Quiddity’s BFI Vision Award before partnering with The
Bureau. Financiers are BBC Films and the BFI, awarding National Lottery
funding. Executive Producers are Eva Yates, Mary Burke, and Vincent Gadelle.
It is deep Autumn and Sam (Colin Firth) and Tusker (Stanley Tucci),
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.
Colin Firth won an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for his work in “The
King’s Speech”, while his performance in “A Single Man” also won him a
BAFTA and an Oscar nomination. Among his other many credits are the
“Bridget Jones’ Diary” films, “Shakespeare in Love”, “Love Actually” and
both “Kingsman” films.
The Oscar nominated Stanley Tucci (“Lovely Bones”) has many impressive
credits to his name, including “Julie & Julia”, “The Devil Wears
Prada”, the series of “Hunger Games” films, “Big Night” and “Spotlight”. He
recently wrote and directed “Final Portrait”.