Climates Climates begins in the summer warmth of western Turkey and ends in the wintry snow of the east — the shift is as metaphorical as… Climates Climates begins in the summer warmth of western Turkey and ends in the wintry snow of the east — the shift is as metaphorical as… 2006-10-27 Unrated PT101M Drama Ebru Ceylan Nuri Bilge Ceylan Zeitgeist Films
Movie Review

Climates (2006)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
GETTING CHILLY OUT HERE Loner Isa (Nuri Bilge Ceylan) turns his back on his girlfriend (Ebru Ceylan) in Climates
GETTING CHILLY OUT HERE Loner Isa (Nuri Bilge Ceylan) turns his back on his girlfriend (Ebru Ceylan) in Climates
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Limited Release: Oct 27, 2006; Rated: Unrated; Length: 101 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Ebru Ceylan and Nuri Bilge Ceylan; Distributor: Zeitgeist Films

Climates begins in the summer warmth of western Turkey and ends in the wintry snow of the east — the shift is as metaphorical as it is meteorological in Nuri Bilge Ceylan's exquisitely structured, pitiless study of a middle-aged man trapped in a stagnant emotional weather pattern. In his rejection of his younger girlfriend (Ebru Ceylan, the filmmaker's wife), Isa (Ceylan himself) is a close cousin of the dour loners in the director's previous film, Distant. But a rough sex scene between Isa and a sometime lover, shot in one long take and featuring a stray hazelnut, hints at a sense of humor about relationships as nutty as it is deadpan.

Originally posted Oct 25, 2006 Published in issue #905 Nov 03, 2006 Order article reprints
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