Clouds of May

Synopsis: This is a movie within movie, which is almost recursive, i.e., the movie inside looks like director Ceylan's previous movie, Kasaba. It is about the movie director, Muzaffer, going back to ...
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Nuri Bilge Ceylan
  14 wins & 4 nominations.
130 min

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What's that Saffet?

-University exam results.

-Have you passed?

-l'll have a tea then we'll look.

-Haven't you looked at it yet?

-No l haven't.


Hello, Dad.

-What a surprise to see you.

-How are you doing?

-Come in.

-You still haven't had

the doorbell fixed.

-l haven't had time

with all this work.

-You've changed the house.

-We had quite an upheaval.

Painting and suchlike.


you're a man of


Are you tired?

-Yes l am, dad.

You look tired as well.

Were you at the field?

-Yes, and it tired me out.

After l got back l fell asleep

reading a book.

Have you come from

Trakya route?

l waited for the boat.

The heat is killing me.

Where's Mum?

-Do they shoot the movies

with these small cameras?

-No. We use these for the

test shots.

lsn't Mum here?

There, she's coming.

Let me surprise her.

-Muzaffer, welcome home.

-Welcome to you too. How are you?

-Fine thanks. How are you?


l'll give the child something.

-lsn't this Uncle's son Ali?

-Mr. Ali


-How old are you now?


Which grade are you in?


Where's your dad?

-ln anakkale.

What's he doing?


Does he get back sometimes?

- Put this in your pocket.

Don't forget what

l told you, will you?

-Come on. Don't be

late for school.

He looks just like my childhood.

-You're relatives.


What was that noise?

l didn't hear anything.

-l did.

The blanket has turned

round again.

l lay it straight,

it turns again.

-You can't tell the width and

length of your blankets.

lt confuses me as well.

-To bribe or not to bribe.

That's the problem.

-Emin, is it worth spending

money on that?

-F*** it. l will, even if

it costs 50 million.

l'm itching all over.

lt woke me up from my sleep.

ls it hereditary or what?

-You feed on the wrong


Am l itching?

-You're not.

But mine

must be hereditary.

My mother had it too.

However much it costs,

l don't care.

-l will try.

-Emin, you are just obstinate.

-Who's being obstinate?

-You waste your money.

The land isn't worth it either.

-Pay the lawyer, pay this,

pay that. Don't be silly.

-You have to do

things properly.

Tomorrow l have to go to

the field again to cut the hay.

-What use is cutting the hay?

-lt has to look

as if we're farming there.

The government won't let

you have the place.

Of course l'm going to mess


l know all the laws.

l have kept all proofs.

l've looked after that

place for fifty years.

l'll fight them to

the bitter end

with God's help.

What kind of film is he

going to shoot?


-l don't know.

-Something like a documentary?

lt won't make money.

-That's for sure.

He never does work

that brings money.

What's this?

ls the disputed area up to

these poplar trees?

Yes, it's from this

road to the poplars.

This is the area.

Look at these trees,

without them this field

would be worth nothing.

The government won't

let you have them.

They won't let you.

lt belongs to them.

Why should they let you?

You're always on the state's side.


You're always

on the state's side.

Are you going to chop wood?

-l'm just going to chop these.

Let me help you.

-lt's all right.

-Stop. Wait.

Give it here.

-l'll do it, leave it.

Not like that, you should

chop diagonally.

With these boots you don't have

to worry about rain or mud.

You can go anywhere

in bad weather...

-with an umbrella.

Come Dad, sit down.

-Are you always going to sit

in the shade like this?

-Are you shooting a film?

Are films shot with

a small camera like this?

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Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkish pronunciation: [ˈnuːri ˈbilɟe ˈdʒejlan], born 26 January 1959) is a Turkish film director, photographer, screenwriter and actor. He won the Palme d'Or, the highest prize at the Cannes Film Festival, in 2014. He is married to filmmaker, photographer, and actress Ebru Ceylan, with whom he co-starred in Climates (2006). more…

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