Studiocanal UK have announced that Harry Macqueen’s Supernova will receive its World Premiere at The San Sebastián International Film Festival 2020. The film will Premiere in competition along side François Ozon‘s Summer Of 85, Julian Temple’s Crock Of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane McGowan and Naomi Kawase‘s True Mothers (Asa Ga Kuru).
Supernova marks actor Harry Macqueen’s second feature as a director following his highly regarded debut Hinterland. His latest stars Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci play partners who attempt the last moments of life together after one is diagnosed with dementia. However secrets uncovered threaten to unravel everything.
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.”
Studiocanal UK have sent us an First look Image…
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.
The film also stars James Dreyfus, Pippa Haywood, Sarah Woodward, Tina Louise Owens, Julie Hannan, John Alan Roberts, Ian Drysdale, Lori Campbell, Daneka Etchells, Peter MacQueen, Nina Marlin.
The San Sebastian Film Festival, which runs from September 18 until 26.