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CLIMATES

Turkey / France, 2006 (MIFF 2006, International Panorama)

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan

CLIMATES

Climates won the Fipresci Award at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

“In terms of what faces can express, without ever doing too much, Climates puts Ceylan on a par with Ingmar Bergman.” - Screen Daily

A master of nuance and tightly drawn emotion, Nuri Bilge Ceylan directs his existential gaze through the eyes and mind of a middle-aged male partner negotiating a failed relationship: Man was made to be happy for simple reasons and unhappy for even simpler ones - just as he is born for simple reasons and dies for even simpler ones... Isa and Bahar, played by the film's director and his wife, are two lonely figures dragged through the ever-changing climate of their inner selves in pursuit of a happiness that no longer belongs to them.

“Ceylan's latest hints at a richness, complexity and subtlety of feeling that are rare even among today's most revered blue-chip directors. In his pensive, undemonstrative way, Ceylan is making films as rewarding, and as adult, as any director alive.” - Screen Daily

D/S Nuri Bilge Ceylan P Zeynep Özbatur, Fabienne Vonier WS Co Production Ltd L Turkish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2006/100mins

Nuri Bilge Ceylan was born in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1959. His films include The Small Town (1997), Clouds of May (1999) and Distant (MIFF 2002).

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