Brokeback Mountain 斷背山 (2005) – USA

Brokeback Mountain 斷背山 (2005) – USA

Reviewed by: Andrew Chan
Director: Ang Lee
Writers: Annie Proulx (short story), Larry McMurtry (screenplay
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams


Ang Lee in creating this romantic epic, manages to transcends the boundaries of the genre, the Cowboys, the western, the era and the regrets. An expert in translating human emotions and feelings into the audience heart, Lee is an artist that goes the distance and leave no stones un-turned. It is difficult to film some of the sequences, but Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal are truly amazing as the couple caught in an era of non acceptance both by society and their own internal turmoil. In all honesty, Ledger could easily have won the Oscar for this role, his inner being, torn emotions are all there for the audience to feel, see and relates to. Jake Gyllenhaal is equally stunning in a role that allows him to show the feelings more openly of the duo. Michelle Williams delivers so much more than her character requires, her long withstand outburst to Ledger is well felt. Director Ang Lee have made many great films of cinema about humans and how they deal with their emotions and relationships and like all his films, this one create a new benchmark for the genre and something more. One for the ages.

I rate it 5 out of 5.

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