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9,447 Ratings

Brokeback Mountain

Directed by Ang Lee
United States, Canada, 2005
Drama, Romance, LGBT+


Rodeo cowboy Jack and ranch hand Ennis are hired as sheepherders in 1963 Wyoming. One night on Brokeback Mountain, they spark a physical relationship. Though Ennis marries his longtime sweetheart and Jack marries a fellow rodeo rider, they keep up their tortured, sporadic love affair for 20 years.

Our take

Not far from achieving classic status, Ang Lee’s romantic tale between 2 cowboys shook Hollywood for its honest portrayal of homosexuality. Winner of 3 Oscars, Brokeback Mountain was an instant popular hit, a success worthy of its elegant and heartbreaking story of impossible love and repression.

Brokeback Mountain Directed by Ang Lee

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

2005 | Winner: Golden Lion

Berlin International Film Festival

2020 | On Transmission

Academy Awards

2006 | 3 wins including: Best Achievement in Directing

2006 | 5 nominations including: Best Motion Picture of the Year

Independent Spirit Awards

2006 | 2 wins including: Best Feature

2006 | 2 nominations including: Best Male Lead

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