Director Tom Ford's A Single Man
will arrive on DVD July 6.
The film stars Colin Firth as professor
George Falconer, a middle-aged British transplant living in 1960's
Los Angeles with his longtime partner Jim (played by Matthew Goode).
George struggles to continue when Jim dies suddenly.
Ford's big-screen adaptation of
Christopher Isherwood's 1964 novel of the same name took home the 3rd
annual Queer Lion award at its Venice Film Festival premiere, and
Firth won the festival's best acting prize.
Critics lauded the film and
expectations of an Oscar nod increased after Firth secured a second
major acting award, the UK's Bafta Film Awards, in February.
The academy did nominate Firth's
performance but passed on the film. Ultimately, Firth lost out on
the best actor prize to Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart.
Playing George, Firth told Variety,
was an opportunity to experience a range of subtle emotions.
“[George] was smart, and the way he
masks his massive despair is poignant,” Firth said. “That
obsession with external perfection is a sign of panic. He has to
control his exterior world because his interior one is chaos. His
precision is all desperate measures.”
Fashion designer turned film director
Ford has said the film has a universal message and should not be
confined to a gay niche.
“It's really a film about love and
isolation that I think all of us feel, so it is very universal,”
Ford said at its Venice premiere.