Brokeback Mountain Tops at Venice

Originally Published: September 12, 2005

Ang Lee’s tale of the homosexual love between two cowboys set in the American West of the 1960s won the Venice Film Festival’s top award Saturday, the Golden Lion for Best Film.

Brokeback Mountain, starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, topped 19 other competitors, including favourite Good Night, and Good Luck, George Clooney’s black-and-white movie set in the McCarthy era of the early 1950s.

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