Nocturnal animals

Tom Ford is the critic’s darling of this year’s Venice Film Festival
By Joey Levenson | Film+TV | 5 September 2016

Still, Nocturnal Animals (2016), dir. Tom Ford

Top Image: Still, Nocturnal Animals (2016), dir. Tom Ford

Fashion designer-come-director Tom Ford is receiving rave reviews for his new film, Nocturnal Animals, at this year’s Venice Film Festival. Seven years after making his filmmaking debut with A Single Man, Ford has returned to the silver screen with much anticipation from audiences and critics alike. Whilst the first film garnered much praise, Ford’s sophomore release is set to knock it out of the park.

Advertised as “a pitch-black thriller to make you queasy with tension and regret”, the film follows an art gallery owner (Amy Adams) who is haunted by her ex-husband’s (Jake Gyllenhaal) novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a veiled threat and a symbolic revenge tale. Critics have described it as a Vogue photo shoot come to life, with Los Angeles infused opulence and luxury at every turn — no surprise given Ford’s status in the fashion industry.

Gallery: Stills from Nocturnal Animals (2016) dir. Tom Ford


The film currently doesn’t have a trailer or general release date, but is making the rounds on the festival circuit. And is certain to be a cinema hit.

The 73rd Venice Film Festival takes place between 31 August – 10 September. If you’re about Venice, you can get your tickets here.


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