RFF – SUPERNOVA
It is deep Autumn and Sam and Tusker, partners of twenty years, are on holiday. They are travelling across England in their old camper van 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, 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.
‘Macqueen was fortunate to have two really fine actors to play these all-too-human characters. Firth as the introverted, quietly determined Sam has probably never been better, while Tucci also gives a career-best performance…’ David Stratton, The Australian