A couple of anecdotes related to this film.
While watching the television broadcast of the ceremony where Brokeback Mountain won 3 Oscars and was nominated for another 5, my mother remarked something along the lines of
'They keep showing that asian gentleman. He doesn't look very pleased. They don't really like gays in Asia.'
I told her that he was Ang Lee, the director of the film.
Another time, after she'd seen the movie, she commented that both of the main characters were 'very immature'. I didn't respond, but thought that given the circumstances and time they lived in, almost anyone would handle their lives less than ideally.