• 2020
  • UK
  • 1h 33min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Harry Macqueen
  • Cast: Colin Firth, Stanley Tucci, Lori Campbell
  • UK release: 20 November 2020

Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci play life partners Sam and Tusker, who travel across England in an RV to visit family and friends while grappling with Tusker's early on-set dementia.

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Supernova (15)

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.

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Stanley Tucci says Supernova has a 'lightness of touch'

26 Feb 2021

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Stanley Tucci says he and Colin Firth were able to use their real-life friendship to help their on-screen relationship in new movie 'Supernova'. The 60-year-old actor stars opposite Colin in the drama, in which he plays Tusker, a writer suffering from…

Stanley Tucci thrilled to work with Colin Firth on Supernova

17 Feb 2021

Film gossip

Stanley Tucci relished starring with Colin Firth in 'Supernova'. The pair star in Harry Macqueen's drama movie as Sam and Tusker, a couple who travel across England to meet with family and friends as Tusker is suffering from dementia, and Stanley…

Colin Firth had 'complete trust' in Stanley Tucci during Supernova

17 Jan 2021

Film gossip

Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci’s “complete trust” in one another helped them make ‘Supernova’. The two friends star together in director Harry Macqueen’s new movie, in which they play a couple on a road trip coming to terms with the fact one of them has…

Stanley Tucci: Small films need awards recognition

3 Jan 2021

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Stanley Tucci thinks awards success is “absolutely crucial” for ‘Supernova’. The 60-year-old actor stars opposite his friend Colin Firth in the film – in which the pair play lovers on a road trip trying to come to terms with Stanley’s character’s…

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