Groundbreaking for its positive depiction of gay love in a mainstream film, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN is so much more than its subject matter. Heath Ledger's performance as repressed cowboy, Ennis, is an astonishing exercise in restraint, and began to show the world of what this prodigiously talented actor was capable, and co-stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams, and Anne Hathaway shine brightly beside him under Ang Lee's empathetic direction. Winner of three Academy Awards including Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay for Diana Ossana and Larry McMurtry, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN is a bone-deep exploration of love and one of the most important and profound works of modern American Cinema.
Diana Ossana is a screenwriter best known for her collaborations with Larry McMurtry, most notably BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN for which they won the Oscar, BAFTA, and WGA Awards for Best Adapted Screenplay and were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. They also collaborated on the teleplays for STREETS OF LAREDO and DEAD MAN'S WALK, among others.