Released in 2005 and directed by Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain tells the story of two cowboys working on a ranch in Wyoming who discover an intense passion with each other. The film won a large number of awards, including two Oscars and three Golden Globe awards. Shot in 11 locations throughout Canada and the USA, the film stars Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Released in 1993 and directed by Ang Lee, The Wedding Banquet is the tale of a gay Taiwanese man in America who must marry a woman for his family. The film won the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film (Independent). Shot in New York City, the film features actors Winston Chao, Sihung Lung, and Ya-lei Kuei.
Born in Taiwan, Ang Lee is one of the most successful filmmakers working today. Lee attended the National Taiwan College of Arts, and upon his graduation in 1975 he crossed the Pacific Ocean to earn a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Theater Direction at the University of Illinois. Lee achieved his Master’s Degree in Film Production at New York University, where he studied and worked alongside another incredible filmmaker, Spike Lee.