Cinema: A Single Man

Fashion designer's Tom Ford impeccable debut as film director: a single day in the life of Los Angeles college lecturer George (Colin Firth), as he experiences grief and the rebirth of love.

Despite its downbeat theme, A Single Man is ultimately optimistic about the human capability to gradually make peace with seemingly insurmountable pain and tragedy. Miami Herald

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 

A Single Man, Tom For, 2009 (100 mins)