Tom Ford“A Single Man,” the directorial debut of fashion designer Tom Ford, will head a record 14 films in the third edition of the Queer Lion awards at the Venice Film Festival.

The Queer Lion prize selects the best film with a gay plot or subplot screening at the festival or in one of its sidebars. Ford’s story of an academic struggling with the loss of his partner is the only Queer Lion candidate that’s also in the main 24-film lineup.

Other selections include “Io sono l’amore” (I Am Love), a drama from Luca Guadagnino screening in the Horizons sidebar; Stefani Consiglio’s “L’amore e basta” (Love Is Enough) from the Venice Days sidebar; and Claudio Noce’s “Good Morning Aman,” from the Critics’ Week sidebar.

Queer Lion organizers also announced the jury that will evaluate the 14 films in the running for the prize. It will be headed by film directors Gustav Hofer and Luca Ragazzi, with participation from journalist Mark Smith, film critic Roberto Schinardi and director Peter Marcias.

The sidebar will be held concurrently with the 66th edition of the Venice festival, which runs September 2-12. The winner will be announced on the fest’s second-to-last day.


5 replies
  1. lilla says:

    I don’t know,if you are so gay how you said it why you dallied with J.M. and cuddled each other before the cameras…Anyway she is not the protagonist but Colin Firth is that. Additionally Richard was there also.

  2. lilla says:

    Oh, Tom you are so maximalist and I m sure you have been expected the prize of best director and best screenplay…You put into the film the most energy and money but C.F. took the cake. Look, you should have cast the leading role for yourself! Tom, never forget I m crazy for you.

  3. john t-j says:

    Why are there no more postings on this site since this one? This fansite is an excellent insight into the genius of TF, and would be a shame for it to end…

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