Climates (Iklimler) (The Climate)

Critics Consensus

Aesthetically sound and solidly acted, but will nonetheless ring hollow for some viewers.

73%

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Average Rating: 3.7/5

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The seasons mark the stages in the collapse of a marriage in this drama from Turkish auteur Nuri Bilge Ceylan. Isa (Nuri Bilge Ceylan) is a college professor with a younger girlfriend, Bahar (Ebru Ceylan), who works as an art director for television. Isa and Bahar have been together and seemingly happy for years, but as they vacation with friends in the seaside community of Kas, it becomes obvious the two are drifting apart, and one evening over dinner their tensions come out into the open; Bahar calls an end to their relationship as she heads home for Istanbul without her Isa. As fall sets in, Isa and Bahar have fallen out of touch with one another; he's resumed an on-again, off-again relationship with his lover Serap (Nazan Kesal) which is founded on a mutual enthusiasm for aggressive sex, while Bahar is working in Eastern Istanbul on a television project. With the coming of winter, Isa travels to the remote mountain location where Bahar has been working to pay a visit, though neither party is sure if they want to reconcile. Nuri Bilge Ceylan not only wrote and directed Climates (aka Iklimler) but played the male lead, Isa, while his real-life wife, Ebru Ceylan, portrayed Bahar. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Climates (Iklimler) (The Climate)

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Audience Reviews for Climates (Iklimler) (The Climate)

½

Ceylan crafts this enthralling story of a collapsing marriage with an enviable use of visuals and sound, but the film is also too thematically ambiguous, leaving us unsure if it wants perhaps to expose Turkish sexism or blame it on a presumed female weakness of attitude and character.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Artsy fartsy, Great premise & beautiful images are not enough to save this film from being vacuous, It lacks enough substance & depth, Not to mention that it follows the same old "men as assholes & women as sweet innocent human beings" cliche

Arash Xak
Arash Xak

Super Reviewer

Painfully slow movie shot as a series of beautiful stills (you can tell the director is a photographer) about a dead-end relationship.

Ross Collins
Ross Collins

Super Reviewer

Slow but rewarding study of a broken relationship and the anguished silences. He really manages to express the inner life of the characters without much dialogue which few try and even less succeed at in current films. Breath taking scenery as in Uzak

Gordon Anderson
Gordon Anderson

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