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Climates (2006)

Iklimler (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 20 October 2006 (Turkey)
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A dowdy university instructor Isa is an inattentive husband to his younger, TV-business wife Bahar. Self-absorbed and selfish, Isa only communicates in the most rudimentary way, while she, similarly, detaches into crying jags and juvenile behavior.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Ebru Ceylan ...
Bahar
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Isa
Nazan Kesal ...
Serap (as Nazan Kirilmis)
Mehmet Eryilmaz ...
Mehmet
Arif Asçi ...
Arif
Can Ozbatur ...
Guven
Ufuk Bayraktar ...
Taxi Driver
Fatma Ceylan ...
Isa's Mother
Emin Ceylan ...
Isa's Father
Semra Yilmaz ...
Semra
Ceren Olcay ...
TV Series Actress
Abdullah Demirkubuz ...
TV Series Actor
Feridun Koc ...
TV Series Director
Zafer Saka ...
TV Series Crew Member
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A dowdy university instructor Isa is an inattentive husband to his younger, TV-business wife Bahar. Self-absorbed and selfish, Isa only communicates in the most rudimentary way, while she, similarly, detaches into crying jags and juvenile behavior.

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Opening Weekend:

$9,665 (USA) (27 October 2006)

Gross:

$119,958 (USA) (25 May 2007)
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Referenced in To Each His Own Cinema (2007) See more »

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Piano Sonata in F minor, K. 466
Composed by Domenico Scarlatti
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Excellent adult cinema
12 August 2006 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

This film was really impressive (I agree with everything localdj2001 said), and much better than I expected. I saw it at the Melbourne Film Festival to a capacity audience.

Some people cannot enjoy a film if they cannot feel for the characters. If so, this is not the film for you. The characters are all flawed, and not particularly likable (kudos to the director/actor for allowing himself and his wife to be portrayed in this manner).

We have a reasonable size established Turkish community in Melbourne. This film introduced me to a more modern view of the Turkish that we don't see here. Culturally, it was very interesting.

The film reeks with emotional honesty. It is mature, adult cinema. The story is somewhat cryptic as there are aspects of a collapsing relationship that are never revealed. But unfolding events reveal that everything is not what it seems. And real life is like this - we see something and think we know, but we only know the little glimpse we have seen.

What is said in this film is sparse but interesting. And what is not said is just as interesting. There are very long takes, some of which nothing much seems to happen. In others, there is much happening.

The title is very clever because it adds weight to the background of the film, which is the changing seasons. The cinematography was really stunning, especially at the end. Lighting was terrific. The film lingers long after the credits.

This is the first film I have seen by this director, but he is surely very accomplished. If very high quality, intelligent, artful European cinema is your taste, go see this.


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