Climates

  • Film
  • Drama
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‘Climates’ presents the break-up of a metropolitan couple, university lecturer Isa and television art director Bahar (played by Ceylan and his wife Ebru), whom we first meet on a Turkish beach not long before Isa suggests that they should separate. From here, Ceylan explores with acute observation and stunning photography Isa’s mixed, complex and utterly recognisable reaction to the split. Fans of ‘Uzak’ (‘Distant’), which played at the Festival in 2003, will welcome the director’s latest, which was sadly omitted from the prizes at this year’s Cannes, where it emerged as a firm favourite among critics. Those same fans will recognise Ceylan’s pared-down, quiet style of storytelling, which finds magnificence in the everyday and doesn’t allow one single word or action to stray from a complete vision of what it means to be living and loving today in Ceylan’s home city of Istanbul.

Release details

Rated: 15
Release date: Friday February 9 2007
Duration: 101 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Screenwriter: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Cast: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Fatma Ceylan
Nazan Kesal
Abdullah Demirkubuz
Ebru Ceylan
Ufuk Bayraktar
Zafer Saka
Ceren Olcay
Can Özbatur
Mehmet Eryilmaz
Semra Yilmaz
Feridun Koç
M Emin Ceylan
Arif Aşçı
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