Single Man, A
Tom Ford’s directorial debut stars Colin Firth as a gay man whose partner has recently died. Based on the 1964 Christopher Isherwood novel, A Single Man is a true modern gay classic. Co-starring Julianne Moore.
Set in Los Angeles in 1962, A Single Man is the story of George Falconer, a British college professor (Colin Firth), who is struggling to find meaning to his life after the death of his long time partner Jim (Matthew Goode). We follow him through a single day, where a series of events and encounters ultimately leads him to decide if there is a meaning to life after Jim.
George is consoled by his closest friend Charley (Julianne Moore), who is wrestling with her own questions about the future. A young student of George’s, Kenny (Nicholas Hoult), who is coming to terms with his true nature, stalks George as he feels in him a kindred spirit.
A Single Man is a romantic tale of love interrupted, and the importance of seemingly smaller moments in life.
“Not just the best queer themed movie of the year – it’s one of the best. Period.” – WINDY CITY TIMES
“Ford has made one of the best films of the year.” – ORLANDO SENTINEL
“How fitting that Firth should carry A Single Man, a movie of quiet but potent emotional power, perfectly suited to his singular gifts.” – WASHINGTON POST