Supernova

2020| 15| 93 mins| /

Screening Dates:
Fri 25 June 6:00pm
Fri 25 June 8:30pm
Sat 26 June 2:30pm
Sat 26 June 6:30pm
Sun 27 June 2:45pm
Sun 27 June 5:00pm
Mon 28 June 6:15pm
Tue 29 June 7:00pm
Wed 30 June 6:15pm
Thu 1 July 7:00pm

Director: Harry Macqueen
Starring: Colin Firth, Stanley Tucci, Pippa Haywood

One of the year’s most profound and moving films, Supernova shines brightly with career-best performances from Colin Firth (A Single Man) and Stanley Tucci (Spotlight).

Set against the breathtaking landscape of the Lake District as the autumn leaves fall, the film revels in the sparkling chemistry between partners of twenty years, Sam (Firth) and Tusker (Tucci). The musician and novelist take a much-needed holiday in their old campervan, visiting friends, family and places from their past.

Their heartwarming nostalgia is undercut, however, as they struggle to come-to-terms with the devastating shift in their lives, after Tusker was diagnosed with young-onset dementia two years ago.

Now, after giving up their jobs and putting all plans on hold, their time together is the most important thing they have left. But when Sam uncovers a devastating secret, 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.

Writer-director Harry Macqueen’s understated but honest sophomore feature is a powerful portrait of mortality, with award‑worthy performances from its leading men.

★★★★★ “YOU NEED TO SEE THIS MOVIE” Evening Standard

★★★★ “LOVELY, HEARTFELT PERFORMANCES FROM STANLEY TUCCI AND COLIN FIRTH” The Guardian

★★★★ “COLIN FIRTH AND STANLEY TUCCI SHINE IN A DRAMA THAT CUTS YOU TO EMOTIONAL SHREDS” Daily Telegraph