Sam and Tusker, partners of 20 years, are travelling across England in their old RV visiting friends, family and places from their past. Since Tusker was diagnosed with early-onset dementia two years ago, their time together is the most important thing they have.
Directed by Harry Macqueen. With Colin Firth, Stanley Tucci, Pippa Haywood, Peter MacQueen.
With eloquent, understated performances from both leads and a willingness to take its time, Supernova explores not merely the issues they face but the life they share.
Firth and Tucci’s performances are remarkable in how delicately they navigate this maze of half-truths and suppressed emotions, all crammed inside their rusty campervan.
The film has plenty of low-key charm and humour, not least in Sam and Tusker’s believable, tetchy in-car interactions.
This is an intense, intimate, spare film about love, grief and dementia, and the two leads are superb.