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Climates -- A dowdy university instructor Isa Nuri Bilge Ceylan) is an inattentive husband to his younger, TV-business wife Bahar (Ebru Ceylan). Self-absorbed and selfish, Isa only communicates in the most rudimentary way, while she, similarly, detaches into crying j

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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. | Add synopsis »
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RIch and Rewarding See more (31 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Ebru Ceylan ... Bahar

Nuri Bilge Ceylan ... 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

Directed by
Nuri Bilge Ceylan 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nuri Bilge Ceylan 

Produced by
Nuri Bilge Ceylan .... co-producer
Laurent Champoussin .... executive producer
Cemal Noyan .... co-producer
Zeynep Ozbatur Atakan .... producer (as Zeynep Özbatur)
Gülay Rosset .... executive producer
Fabienne Vonier .... co-producer
 
Cinematography by
Gökhan Tiryaki 
 
Film Editing by
Nuri Bilge Ceylan 
Ayhan Ergürsel 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ayhan Ergürsel .... second assistant director
Feridun Koc .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Olivier Dô Hùu .... sound re-recording mixer
Ismail Karadas .... sound recordist
Thomas Robert .... sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Burak Balkan .... digital effects artist
Cilek Cengiz .... digital compositor
Franck Ravel .... color artist
 
Stunts
Betul Bostanci .... stunts
Mehmet Gokdag .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Emre Avni Tumer .... second assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Sophie Denize .... digital intermediate producer
Etienne Grandou .... digital intermediate manager
Franck Ravel .... colorist
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Iklimler" - Turkey (original title)
"Seasons" - International (English title)
"The Climate" - USA (festival title)
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101 min | Turkey:97 min
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Referenced in To Each His Own Cinema (2007)See more »
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
RIch and Rewarding, 17 July 2008
Author: frankenbenz from Sydney, Australia

The films of Michelangelo Antonioni will either bore you to death or captivate you in the most subtle of ways. I fall into the latter category and am profoundly influenced by his work and the filmic conventions integral to them. It was my discovery of Antonioni's work that led to my discovery of New German Cinema, both of which ultimately shaped the way I watched and interpreted films. Brought up on a steady diet of Hollywood movies, I was conditioned to be a passive viewer, one swept away by movies made solely for entertainment purposes. In many ways I still am that little boy who gets lost in the fantasy world on the silver screen, but as an adult I've learned the films that truly make me feel alive are the ones forcing me to be an active participant in what is being projected before me. In other words, films that challenge me by asking questions in lieu of providing absolutes.

Nuri Bilge Ceylan's is an Antonioni disciple and his 2006 film Climates is unmistakably an Antonioni clone. From the story of a couple's dissolving relationship on vacation (one part L'Avventura one part La Notte) right down to the compositions of every shot and the very deliberate pacing, Ceylan wears his influence with pride. Cinematographer Gokhan Tiryaki beautifully frames every shot, where the meticulous compositions are allowed to play out in patient long takes. As it is with Antonioni's films, the minimal use of editing allows the viewer to study things they normally wouldn't get a chance to even consider. Things like landscape, diegetic sounds and subtleties expressed by the actors, all take on heightened significance where, ultimately, this minutiae plays a crucial role filling in the blanks predominant throughout the film. In other words, films like Ceylan's and Antonioni's challenge their viewers to think, to read between the lines and to actively search for context, meaning and subtext within every frame of their films.

As much as I love to revisit the thrills of my youth with standard Hollywood fare, nothing bests a filmgoing experience where I'm not only expected to think and feel as an adult, but am forced to act like one. What an interesting world we'd live in if the blockbusters were all films designed for adults.

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