19. ‘Brokeback Mountain’
“I wish I knew how to quit you”
Set in the 1960s, Ennis (Heath Ledger) and Jack (Jake Gyllenhaal) are sheep herders who spend months of the year living in isolation atop the rugged Brokeback Mountain. When they develop feelings for each other, it’s something neither of them can ignore and each will spend decades torn between what society expects from them and their passion for each other. Based on the short story by Annie Proulx, the film won three Academy Awards.