The Review: Based on the novel by Christopher Isherwood, Tom Ford’s directorial debut is a super-stylish visual feast. Every shot is perfectly framed and some ooze colour and sex through the screen. It’s a triumph in film-making.
Charting the day of a lecturer (Colin Firth giving one of the performances of his career), whose male partner has died tragically, this is a tender, beautifully haunting and, at times, overwhelmingly sad portrait of a man struggling to move on.
The relationships with supporting characters are exquisitely realised and the music soundtrack is exceptionally strong, so much so that I listen to it regularly.
The Verdict: A sexy, stylish and achingly sad masterpiece.