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Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Clouds of May

Edition 2000
130' - 1999 - Drama, Comedy - Dialogue: Turkish
Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan With: Emin Ceylan, Muzaffer Özdemir, Fatma Ceylan

Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan directs this subtle, minimalistic film that recalls the work of Abbas Kiarostami. Filmmaker Muzaffer returns from Istanbul to his hometown on the Anatolian plain to shoot a movie featuring his family. He brings a video camera to test his relatives' acting ability. His father Emin proves to be less interested in his son's project than in buying land from an adjacent lot. Muzaffer is helped out by his friend Saffet, who recently flunked a school entrance exam, and Saffet's young nephew Ali. While shooting, Muzaffer makes a deal with the little boy: if he can keep a hen's egg unbroken in his pocket for 40 days, he will win a musical watch. As Ali struggles to care for the egg, Muzzaffer works to keep his vision for the film intact. (Jonathan Crow)

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Credits

Director

Nuri Bilge Ceylan

With

Emin Ceylan, Muzaffer Özdemir, Fatma Ceylan

Scenario

Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Director of Photography

Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Editor

Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ayhan Ergürsel

Producer

Nuri Bilge Ceylan

More information

Dialogue

Turkish

Countries of production

Turkey

Year

1999

Filmography

Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Cocoon (short, 1995), The Small Town (1997), Clouds of May (1999), Distant (2002), Climates (2006), Three Monkeys (2008), Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011), Winter Sleep (2014), A Long Cold Winter (2016), The Wild Pear Tree (2018), Making of the Wild Pear Tree (2019), About Dry Grasses (2023)

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