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Harry Macqueen – Supernova #RomaFF15

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Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci’s passionate and delicate approach to a reflection to what it really mean to love someone.

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PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews Harry Macqueen, director and of the film Supernova.

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“I wanted to make a film with a strong message that was encouraging, stimulating, provocative and timely, about the lengths each of us will go for the person we love” explains Harry Macqueen while describing the genesys of Supernova, screening at the 15th Rome Film Festival in the official selection. Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth ( who are close friends in real life) play a couple who has to face the most painful of the battles: one of them is getting sicker everyday due to dementia and the other one has to learn to let him go. What does it mean to really love someone? Harry Macqueen leaves this question and its thousand answers open in the air as he relies on two geniuses to do it all.

Supernova: It is Autumn and Sam and Tusker, 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.

To discover more about the film, click here.

  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Harry Macqueen
  • Interviewee role
    Director
  • Film title
    Supernova
  • Festival section
    Official Selection
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