Directed by Ang Lee and adapted by Diana Ossana and Larry McMurtry from an award-winning short story by Annie Proulx, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN (2005) was recognized in the year of its release with an AFI AWARD, naming it among the most outstanding motion pictures of year. According to the official rationale, “BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN is one of the great love stories in American film. The revolutionary subject matter paints a portrait of passion, longing and loss against the sweeping backdrop of the changing American West. The film is a triumph of acting — Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal bring power and poignancy to two people caught in an emotional maelstrom, without the means to understand their feelings, or the words to express them. The film is a tragic meditation on loneliness, and yet a powerful celebration of friendship and love beyond our control.”
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN (2005) – AFI Movie Club
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