Two exciting new films that feature dementia, plus opportunities to share your stories through Innovations in Dementia.
A new film portrays a couple whose relationship is tested by the impact of dementia.
In Supernova, Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci play Sam and Tusker, partners of 20 years. They’re visiting family, friends and memories across England, two years after Tusker’s diagnosis with young-onset dementia. Their expectations unravel as their travels progress and they confront the reality of Tusker’s condition.
Supernova is directed by Harry Macqueen and due for release in November.
The Roads Not Taken
Sally Potter’s latest film, in cinemas since September, is dedicated to her brother Nic, who died with frontotemporal dementia seven years ago.
The Roads Not Taken follows a day in the lives of Leo (Javier Bardem) and his daughter Molly (Elle Fanning). While Molly wrestles with the real-life challenges of her father’s advanced dementia, we see Leo’s thoughts of what might have been in two parallel lives.
Read an interview with Sally Potter in a recent blog.
Hundred Stories and Crystal Clear
Through its Hundred Stories project, Innovations in Dementia is collecting stories about how communities have responded during COVID-19 to support and involve people with dementia, including people with dementia supporting others. It is hoped that lots of new ways of reaching out will be uncovered.
Steve Milton at Innovations in Dementia is also producing more Crystal Clear films to help people stay connected and involved using technology.
Email Steve to find out more about the Hundred Stories project and Crystal Clear films.