Cert: 15 Year: 2005 Length: 134 mins
Score: 79.58% Attendance: 123
The Taiwanese director of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hulk, Sense & Sensibility and The Ice Storm here revisits themes from his earliest films, Pushing Hands and The Wedding Banquet; the gay man struggling with society’s restraints.
1963. Beneath the skies of Brokeback Mountain a farmhand and a rodeo rider begin a relationship. Knowing that society will never allow it they agree to part, but meet again 4 years later, both now married.
No doubt Oscar attention will have brought this onto most peoples' radar but for once it is fully deserving. With surprisingly mature performances, particularly from a revelatory Heath Ledger, this is a rich, classic drama to envelop you in every scene.
GOLDEN LION - Berlin Film Festival 2005
"the most important film to come out of America in years" B. Ruby Rich, The Guardian
The most important film to come out of America in years
B. Ruby Rich, The Guardian
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