A blog dealing with either the joy of cinema or the agony of cinema--nothing in between.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Climates is the type of film that critics adore and send most other movie fans running. It is slow, languid, and introspective and will at times have you contemplating whether or not it is brilliant or it will have you checking your watch. From 2006 by Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan who also wrote and costars, it details the breakup of a May-December romance, then the attempt of the older man to get the younger woman back. Ceylan uses extended closeups and long stretches of dialogue throughout his film with mixed results. There are also some great shots of Turkey throughout, but I would offer a warning to anyone with a short attention span.