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Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Turkey, France, 2006


During a sweltering summer vacation on the Aegean coast, the relationship between middle-aged professor Isa (played by Ceylan himself) and his younger, television producer girlfriend Bahar (the luminous Ebru Ceylan, Ceylan’s real-life wife) brutally implodes.

Our take

Before his Cannes hits The Wild Pear Tree and Winter Sleep (which marked the first time Turkey took the Palme d’Or in 30 years!), Nuri Bilge Ceylan won the festival’s FIPRESCI prize for Climates: beautiful, bruising, and his most personal work.

Climates Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Critics reviews

Shifting between his characters’ outer and inner realities with a deft, novelistic omniscience, Ceylan nonetheless remains resolutely outside their motives in the film’s most disturbing scene, a sexual conquest that appears to be rape but isn’t described as such. Under the guise of the universal theme of love and its mysteries, Ceylan offers a glimpse of harsh and unresolved local particulars.
November 05, 2014
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