"It's one of the great movies on the vicissitudes of love, commitment, and attraction. " --Wesley Morris - Boston Globe
"Exquisitely structured, pitiless study of a middle-aged man trapped in a stagnant emotional weather pattern." --Lisa Schwarzbaum - Entertainment Weekly
The beauty of the Turkish film Climates, a small but indelible masterpiece, is more than skin-deep. No 2006 film meant more to me. It's as sharp and lovely as the best Chekhov short stories. --Michael Phillips - Chicago Tribune
Winner of the prestigious Fipresci Award at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, CLIMATES is internationally acclaimed writer-director Nuri Bilge Ceylan s sublime follow-up to his Cannes multi-award winner DISTANT. Beautifully drawn and meticulously observed, the film vividly recalls the cinema of Italian master Michelangelo Antonioni with its poetic use of landscape and the incisive, exquisitely visual rendering of loneliness, loss and the often-elusive nature of happiness. During a sweltering summer vacation on the Aegean coast, the relationship between middle-aged professor Isa (played by Ceylan himself) and his younger, television producer girlfriend Bahar (the luminous Ebru Ceylan, Ceylan s real-life wife) brutally implodes. Back in Istanbul that fall, Isa rekindles a torrid affair with a previous lover. But when he learns that Bahar has left the city for a job in the snowy East, he follows her there to win her back. Boasting subtly powerful performances, heart-stoppingly stunning cinematography (Ceylan s first work in high definition) and densely textured sound design, CLIMATES is the Turkish filmmaker s most gorgeous rumination yet on the fragility and complexity of human relationships.
Stunning new anamorphic transfer, created from hi-def elements The Making of Climates Climates at Cannes Interview: Director/actor Nuri Bilge Ceylan and actor Ebru Ceylan U.S. Theatrical Trailer Optional English subtitles
2006 97 minutes Turkey Color In Turkish with optional English subtitles 1.95:1 theatrical aspect ratio Not Rated