Critics' kudos keep coming for queer films
The newly formed San Francisco Film Critics Circle awarded out filmmaker Todd Haynes as Best Director for Far From Heaven and chose the gay-inclusive Y Tu Mamá También as Best Foreign Film. Also honored by the group were The Pianist (Best Picture), Michael Caine (Best Actor, for The Quiet American), Isabelle Huppert (Best Actress, for The Piano Teacher), Chris Cooper (Best Supporting Actor, for Adaptation), and Miranda Richardson (Best Supporting Actress, for Spider).
Far From Heaven, an homage to 1950s melodrama about a suburban wife whose perfect marriage falls apart when she discovers that her husband is secretly gay, picked up seven nominations for the International Foreign Press Association's Golden Satellite awards, including Best Motion Picture, Drama, and nods for Haynes's screenplay and direction. The film will also be competing with The Hours, Chicago, and seven other films for Best Picture in the Broadcast Film Critics Association's eighth annual Critics' Choice Awards. Pedro Almodóvar's Talk to Her was nominated as Best Foreign Film by both the IFPA and the BFCA.