Release date:October 27, 2006
Director:Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Screenwriter:Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Starring:Arif Asçi, Ufuk Bayraktar, Ebru Ceylan, Emin Ceylan, Fatma Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Mehmet Eryilmaz, Nazan Kesal, Nazan Kirilmis, Can Ozbatur
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.