The movie Brokeback Mountain is a romance/drama film featuring complex relationship between 2 gay men in american western region (Wyoming and Texas) between 1963 and 1983. The movie was filmed in 2005 based on a short story "Broke back Mountain" by Annie Proulx. The director was a taiwanese award winning master Ang Lee. The movie stars some new faces as well as veteran actors: Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, and Michelle Williams.
Brokeback Mountain won numerous awards, including the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, Golden Globe Awards, Best Picture and Best Director accolades from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Critics Choice Awards, Independent Spirit Awards. It also had had eight nominations for the 78th Academy Awards, where it won three: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director and the Best Original Score. Many believed that the Broke back mountain would also win the Academy Award for Best Picture, but it lost to the movie Crash. And if that wasn't enough, Brokeback Mountain ranked eighth of all time among the highest-grossing romantic movie, reaching $82,970,165. It certainly is one of the classics of the 20th century.
The setting of brokeback mountain is a fictional mountain in Wyoming and Texas. It's a story about 2 young gay men, ranch hand Ennis del Mar (played by Heath Ledger) and rodeo cowboy Jack Twist (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) who fall in love in summer of 1963. The film shows their unexpected and complex relationship, full of joys, complications, tragedies over the next 20-30 years. Over all these years, many things change, but one thing stays the same, the main theme of the movie, which is love.