Mayıs Sıkıntısı

Clouds of May (Turkish: Mayıs Sıkıntısı) is a 1999 Turkish film directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan.

Clouds of May
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Directed byNuri Bilge Ceylan
Written byNuri Bilge Ceylan
StarringMehmet Emin Ceylan, Muzaffer Özdemir, Fatma Ceylan, Mehmet Emin Toprak
Release date
  • 1999 (1999)


  • Emin Ceylan
  • Muzaffer Özdemir
  • Fatma Ceylan
  • Emin Toprak
  • Muhammed Zımbaoğlu
  • Sadık İncesu


On Metacritic, the film has an average score of 75 out of 100, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[1] A. O. Scott of The New York Times argued that “for much of its running time, it feels diffuse and anecdotal, but in retrospect you appreciate the subtlety and heft of the story, as well as the tricky profundity of Mr. Ceylan's approach [...] part of its magic lies in Mr. Ceylan's ability to place the world plainly before your eyes and invite you to reflect on its everyday mysteries”.[2] In Variety, David Stratton stated that “the inordinately long preliminaries of the first hour could well be tightened. The second half, however, builds to an understated but moving and extremely satisfying climax.” The reviewer described Ceylan as having “a sly sense of humor and a deep emotional link to his characters”.[3]


  1. ^ Clouds of May, retrieved 2020-03-04
  2. ^ Scott, A. O. (2001-04-07). "FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW; He Makes Movies Oddly Like Life". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  3. ^ Stratton, David (2000-02-28). "Clouds of May". Variety. Retrieved 2020-03-04.

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