A Single Man is a 2009 American drama film based on the novel of the same name by Christopher Isherwood. The directorial debut of fashion designer Tom Ford, the film stars Colin Firth, who was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of George Falconer, a depressed gay British university professor living in Southern California in 1962.
The film premiered on September 11, 2009 at the 66th Venice International Film Festival, and went on the film festival circuit. After it screened at the 34th Toronto International Film Festival.
'A rare thing-a mainstream, melancholy love story, haunted by the past.' Film Comment Magazine
'It sounds like a downer but A Single Man is exciting, emotionally alive filmmaking, a potent cocktail of style and substance. And Firth thoroughly deserves the Oscar' Empire Magazine
'Firth's portrayal of a man repressing his grief while being unable to repress his instinct for love and for life is excellent and moving, while Ford's balancing of depth and surface is precarious but ultimately winning.' Time Out Magazine
'Colin, darling, you were fabulous, completely on trend. Plot? So last season, it's nowhere to be seen - we're all about character, emotion and cheekbones, sweetie.' Film 4
'The film is an aesthetic pleasure, like being in a designer hotel, reading a deliciously sad novel.' Times UK
BAFTA Awards 2010
Winner of a BAFTA Film Award for Best Leading Actor
AFI Awards, USA 2010
Winner of theAFI Award for Movie of the Year
Austin Film Critics Association 2009
Winner AFCA Award winner Best Actor - Colin Firth
CinEuphoria Awards 2011
Winner of CinEuphoria award for best Actor - Audience Award - Colin Firth
Winner of the Top Ten of the Year - Audience Award
Best Trailer - International Competition
Best Actor - International Competition - Colin Firth
Top Ten of the Year - International Competition - Tom Ford
Best Original Music - International Competition - Abel Korzeniowski
GLAAD Media Awards 2010
Winner of theGLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film - Wide Release
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