• Climates (2006)


Release Date: 2006

DVD Release Date: June 26th, 2007

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

University professor Isa (Nuri Bilge Ceylan) and his lover, Bahar (Ebru Ceylan), are on vacation together when they break up. She returns to Istanbul by herself, and later, Isa resumes a relationship with a former lover. Upon hearing that she is in the East filming a TV project, Isa travels to that part of the country to track her down and perhaps mend the rift between them.

Cast: Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Nazan Kirilmis, Mehmet Eryilmaz, Arif Asci, Can Ozbatur, Ufuk Bayraktar, Fatma Ceylan

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Genres: Drama

Production Co: CO Productions

Keywords: Emotional, Wife, 2000s, Offbeat, Love, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune

    The beauty of the Turkish film Climates, a small but indelible masterpiece, is more than skin-deep. No 2006 film meant more to me. It's as sharp and lovely as the best Chekhov short stories. show more

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Under Ceylan's dull direction and the equally leaden editing, technical contributions are lackluster and straight-forward. Similar to the script, they only serve to distend an undernourished central story. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Winner of a prize at the Cannes Film Festival in May, the quiet, solemn Climates is a bit like those towering ancient columns that Isa photographs to show his class. The fragmented architecture is beautiful and striking, but also extremely dated. show more

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