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An incredible story of disease and domestic struggle, Starfish tells the story of a couple whose love is tested to its limit after their perfect life falls apart.

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.

A raw and emotional journey, Starfish is a sophisticated drama about the power of hope and unconditional love.

Bill Clark
Joanne Froggatt, Tom Riley, Michele Dotrice
2016 | 95 min | Drama, Biography | United Kingdom, UAE
Two compelling central performances and a direct approach make Starfish one of the most affecting British films of the year.
Movie Review World
The Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016
Busan International Film Festival 2016