Harry Macqueen on Love and Dying in Supernova [Exclusive Interview]

Harry Macqueen
Harry Macqueen directed and wrote Supernova starring Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci.

Harry Macqueen has this affinity for relationship movies and road trips.

For his sophomore directing feature film, Supernova, Macqueen explores the relationship of a male couple as they visit family and friends in their old RV.

The film stars former Academy Award winner Colin Firth and former Academy Award nominee Stanley Tucci. Other cast members include Pippa Haywood (Green Wing), Peter Macqueen, and James Dreyfus (Notting Hill). Harry Macqueen directed and wrote the movie.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Sam (Firth) and Tusker (Tucci) have spent 20 years together, and they are as passionately in love as they have ever been. But in the two years since Tusker was diagnosed with early-onset dementia, their lives have had to change. As Tusker’s condition progresses, Sam is forced to place his life on hold and become his partner’s full-time caregiver. Their time together has become the most important aspect of their lives and every moment they share has a weight it once did not. So, they plan a road trip while Tusker is still able to travel, to see friends and family, and revisit memories from their long life together.

As their trip together 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 incurable illness.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta discussed with director and writer Harry Macqueen the originations of his script, his actors, and his love for relationship type stories.

Harry Macqueen made his directorial debut with Hinterland, which was nominated for several awards, including the Best British Feature at the Raindance Film Festival and Best Debut Film at Beijing International Film Festival. His acting credits included Richard Linklater’s Me and Orson Welles, and the hit British television show Eastenders. In 2017, Macqueen won Best Supporting Actor at the Madrid Film Festival for his performance in Provenance.

Bleecker Street releases the film in U.S. theaters today.

Watch the exclusive interview with Harry Macqueen below. Let us know what you think.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Bleecker Street

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