Heaven’s Gate, directed by Academy Award-winner Michael Cimino, is among Hollywood’s most ambitious and unorthodox epics. Kris Kristofferson stars in the role of a Harvard graduate who has relocated all the way to Wyoming as a federal marshal; there, he learns of a government-sanctioned plot by rich cattle barons to kill the area’s European settlers for their land.
TIFF screens Cimino's restored director's cut version of the film.
Cannes 1981, Berlin 1983, Venice 2012
Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, Isabelle Huppert