You’d be hardpressed to find two more respected and talented actors working today than Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth. And judging by the early reaction, apparently, both are bringing their A-game in the new, awards-contending drama, “Supernova.”
As seen in the trailer for “Supernova,” the film tells the story of two men who have been partners for two decades. However, when it’s revealed that Tusker (Tucci) is suffering from dementia and may not have much more time left with his complete faculties, he joins his partner, Sam (Firth), on a road trip across England to visit friends and family. Yes, this is a story that is definitely going to draw tears from audiences, and with Firth and Tucci on board, it’s almost assured that “Supernova” will be considered in the awards discussion later this season.
“Supernova” marks the second feature film for writer-director Harry Macqueen. His debut feature is the 2014 drama, “Hinterland.” He’s also an actor that has appeared in a number of projects over the years.
In our review of the film, from last year’s BFI London Film Festival, we said, “Warmth and kindness come naturally in Macqueen’s film because of the ways it understands the unspeakable cold of such loneliness.”
“Supernova” arrives in select theaters on January 29 before hitting VOD on February 16. You can watch the trailer below.
Here’s the synopsis:
Sam (Academy Award winner Colin Firth) and Tusker (Academy Award nominee Stanley Tucci), partners of twenty years, are traveling across England in their old camper van visiting friends, family and places from their past. Following a life-changing diagnosis, their time together has become more important than ever until secret plans test their love like never before.