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Climates (2006)
"Iklimler" (original title)

 -  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 Kirilmis ...
Serap
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)

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$119,958 (USA) (25 May 2007)
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Piano Sonata in F minor, K. 466
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Disillusioned Istanbulites swim around each other like small islands, avoiding the real problems in their lives. Which, really, aren't that large at all.
13 October 2006 | by (Chicago, US) – See all my reviews

I just saw the film here in Chicago as part of the city's International Film Fest, and I have a few feelings left hanging around. True, Ceylan's films tend to be slow and he often leaves his character's unsatisfyingly shallow (see "Uzak," an even slower film than this one). But what leaves me intrigued is just this - the fact that he doesn't develop his characters. In "Climates," there are many close up shots which linger, leaving the characters suspended on the screen to be themselves, and these script-less glimpses of them speak volumes to me actually. So yes, in terms of how much is GIVEN to us as an audience, the characters are wanting. But in terms of how much we can construct in our minds, I feel the sky's the limit. I also found the generational difference between Bahar, the young wife, and the other few characters we're introduced to to be quite heavy. For while the other few people we see are all disillusioned by life and lazily struggle with it in the safe realms of their relative bourgeois lives, she seems to be the only one who sees something wrong with the whole picture. The catch is that while she sees through it, she also feels disillusioned by how wrong all the wrongs are, and so she keeps it to herself and simply starts crying. Interspersed throughout the film are subtle focuses on tiny details, like a bee, or snow flakes, which really highlight a rather poetic quality to the film. Overall I found the film to be falsely shallow. Audiences with short attention spans be warned!


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