Sunday night at the closing of the Venice Film Festival, Colin Firth won the best actor award for his portrayal of a gay professor mourning his lover's death in A Single Man. Designer Tom Ford adapted the movie from Christopher Isherwood's 1964 slim novel which takes place in southern California. The cast also includes Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode from Match Point and last year's Brideshead Revisited, and Ginnifer Goodwin from He's Just Not That Into You.
Speaking about his film, openly gay director Ford said, “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.” Although he obviously intended to emphasize the universality of love, it's increasingly tiresome to hear yet again this false distinction that something is "not gay... it's human."
According to IMDB, the movie still doesn't have a U.S. release date commenter Mel P quoting Variety, TWC will release it in a limited run before December 31 then go wider early in 2010.