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 directorial debut.

Before winning the 3rd annual Queer Lion award in Venice, Ford said his film is not “about being gay.”

“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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