What do you think and what would you say about "Brokeback Mountain"? Well, as for the movie director Ang Lee, he tends to describe his movie as a "great American love story" that is "unique and so universal." "I'm so glad it's prevailed here and was received so warmly here," so he said as his movie won the Venice Film Festival's Top Award Saturday.
"Brokeback Mountain," starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, actually is based on a novella by "The Shipping News" author E. Annie Proulx. It tells about the homosexual love between two cowboys set in the conservative West of the 1960s and has topped 19 other competitors, including favorite "Good Night, and Good Luck," by George Clooney.
In the other main awards, American actor David Strathairn won the Best Actor prize for his portrayal of American broadcasting legend Ed Murrow in "Good Night, and Good Luck." Meanwhile, the Top Acting Award for a Woman went to Italian actress Giovanna Mezzogiorno for her role in the movie "La Bestia nel Cuore" (The Beast in the Heart).