Bleecker Street has dropped the U.S. trailer for UK filmmaker Harry Macqueen’s second feature, SUPERNOVA, due in theaters January 29, 2021 and streaming on digital on February 16, 2021.
93 minutes | United Kingdom | 2020 | English
Director: Harry Macqueen
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.
Variety says Firth and Tucci “gently smash your heart to smithereens”:
“Despite the film’s solemn smallness of scale, its leads — both in terrific form, with Firth in particular demonstrating new cracks and quivers in his stiff-upper-lip persona — should draw mature audiences in healthy numbers beyond the festival circuit.”
“Firth and Tucci are such reliable stalwarts that we tend not to regard their presence too closely in films these days: Almost invariably, they fulfill our expectations of their refined gravitas. But there’s something lovely and surprising in what they bring out of each other here, as they complement and reflect each other’s curtness, evasiveness and occasional spillages of tenderness in the way that long-term couples do.”
Critical Popcorn calls Supernova a “touching, reflective meditation on truth, love and the beginning of losing someone to an illness, in this case dementia, and the internal battle that consumes your very being, on both sides of the relationship”:
“Truth is, if Supernova doesn’t punch you in the heart, at any point, you’ve probably never felt anything for anyone. It tells us that caring for someone can be the greatest thing we can ever do, even when it breaks us and, as expected, Firth and Tucci are packed with magnificent talent, it also broke me, healed me, then broke me and I’d do it all again.”
Colin Firth (left) and Stanley Tucci (right) star in SUPERNOVA, written and directed by Harry Macqueen. Photo credit: Bleecker Street.