British Film Festival 2020 (Australia)
Palace Cinema’s – 10 to 29 November’ 20
Based on the tragic true story of Tom Ray from Rutland, Tom (Tom Riley) lives an ‘ordinary’ life; he is a writer, a doting stay-at-home father to his daughter Grace (Ellie Copping) and loving husband to his pregnant wife Nicola (Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey).
When Tom is suddenly struck down by the rare and debilitating disease sepsis, the family’s ordinary world is turned upside down.
Tom survives the life-threatening condition, but loses his hands, lower legs and part of his face to sepsis and after waking up from a coma as an amputee, day-to-day life for Tom, Nicola and their children becomes an unimaginable struggle. Exploring the physical and psychological impact on Tom and his family, writer/director Bill Clark delivers a compassionate tale of hardship and survival.
For more information, the film trailer and to book tickets at Palace Cinema’s see: https://britishfilmfestival.com.au/films/starfish