Fireworks Logo

Latest Gay Additions...

  • Interview with the Vampire
  • RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars
  • Crime Scene Berlin: Nightlife Killer
  • Young Royals
  • RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs the World
  • Toll
  • High & Low - John Galliano
  • Feud: Capote vs. the Swans
  • Since the Last Time We Met
  • Bill Douglas - My Best Friend
  • Rupaul's Drag Race
  • Meet Me Outside
  • Shoulder Dance
  • After Shave with Danny Beard (The)
  • Our Flag Means Death
  • Boy Culture: Generation X
  • RuPaul's Drag Race UK
  • Boys on Film 1-24
  • Golden Age of the American Male (The)
  • Queen of the Universe
  • Willem & Frieda
  • 1946: The Mistranslation That Shifted Culture
  • Cooler Climate (A)
  • Eismayer
  • Burning Days
  • All Our Fears
  • American Horror Story
  • Mr. Leather
  • Jacked
  • Tom Daley: Illegal to Be Me
  • Passion
  • Unlearning to Sleep
  • BROS
  • My Policeman
  • Iguana Like the Sun
  • Why Not You
  • Big Proud Party Agency (The)
  • Adonis X
  • Law of Love (The)
  • It Runs in the Family

Cooler Climate (A)

Country: United Kingdom, Language: English, 75 mins

  • Director: Giles Gardner, James Ivory
  • Writer: Giles Gardner, James Ivory

CGiii Comment

The most honest moment in this movie is when Ivory tells of meeting two older Afghan men who befriended him quickly and invited him home, where Ivory was left wondering if they might want sex with him. They didn’t, or so it would seem, but Ivory describes a mixture of desire and dread that seems to have been characteristic of him then and is also characteristic of this documentary.

“A Cooler Climate” ends abruptly with a description of Ivory meeting Merchant, and there is a photo of Merchant staring adoringly at Ivory that maybe says it all about their relationship. For fans of Ivory’s films, “A Cooler Climate” reveals more about him than his memoir did, but on certain subjects he remains as tight-lipped as he needed to be in his youth.

Dan Callahan


Trailer..

The(ir) Blurb...

Oscar-winning filmmaker James Ivory discovers boxes of films he made during a life-changing trip to Afghanistan in 1960 recounting his life as a traveler, outsider, and artist.

Cast & Characters

James Ivory (as Self)