Ennis and Jack are two shepherds who develop a sexual and emotional relationship. Their relationship becomes complicated when both of them get married to their respective girlfriends.
“Brokeback Mountain” is a 2005 American romantic drama film directed by Ang Lee and starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal. The movie is based on the 1997 short story of the same name by Annie Proulx. The story follows the complex romantic relationship between Ennis Del Mar (Ledger) and Jack Twist (Gyllenhaal), two young men who work together as sheepherders in Wyoming in the early 1960s.
Ennis and Jack’s relationship evolves over time and is tested by societal pressures and their own internal struggles with their sexuality. The film explores themes of love, identity, and the constraints of traditional masculinity. It was both critically acclaimed and controversial upon its release, and has since become a cultural touchstone and an important milestone in LGBTQ+ representation in mainstream cinema.
The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for both Ledger and Gyllenhaal, and won three, for Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Score. It has been recognized as one of the greatest movies of the 21st century, and its impact on popular culture and the broader conversation around LGBTQ+ issues has been significant.