Brokeback Mountain (15)
Director: Ang Lee
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Anne Hathaway, Michelle Williams. USA, 2005, 2 hours 14 minutes,
1963, two young farmhands are tending sheep on a remote mountain in the wilds of Wyoming. During their months alone, the bond between them strengthens and they become much more than friends. Once the job is over they go their separate ways, marry and have children, but they continue to be haunted by what might have been. Powerful and moving, Lee explores the story of two men who know they can never live the lives they want to with a rare compassion. Suffused with beauty and with exceptional performances from all four leads, this is hotly tipped for Oscar glory.
“Stunning...the most important film to come out of America in years.
“The first masterwork of 2006” The Financial Times.
Nominated for 8 Oscars including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actor.