It's starting to shape up as a good
year for everyone involved in A Single Man.
The film picked up two awards when it
premiered last week at the Venice Film Festival, fetched seven
figures when it arrived at the Toronto Film Festival, and is already
being praised as an Oscar contender.
In Venice, its star, Colin Firth, was
named the best actor at the festival for his portrayal of George
Falconer, a professor of English living in Los Angeles grieving over
the loss of his partner, Jim (played by Matthew Goode).
The big screen adaptation of
Christopher Isherwood's 1964 novel of the same name is Tom Ford's
Before winning the 3rd
annual Queer Lion award in Venice, Ford said his film is not “about
“It's really a film about love and
isolation that I think all of us feel, so it is very universal,”
Ford said at a news conference. “When I see someone who sees the
film and says, 'It's a gay story,' I don't even know what they are
thinking, it just seems to me a human story.”
A Single Man was purchased in a
seven-figure buy by the Weinstein Co. after a bidding war for the
film erupted between the Weinstein brothers, Bob and Harvey, Miramax
and Summit, Variety reported.
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