Gay cowboy film tops in Venice

Ang Lee’s tale of homosexual love between two cowboys in the conservative West of the 1960s won the Venice Film Festival’s top award Saturday.
“Brokeback Mountain,” starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, topped 19 other films, including favorite “Good Night, and Good Luck,” George Clooney’s black-and-white movie set in the McCarthy era.
Receiving the Golden Lion, Lee described his movie as a “great American love story” that is “unique and so universal.”
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