Boston Turkish Film and Music Festival6th ANNUAL BOSTON TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL SM
March 29 - May 13, 2007

CLIMATES  (Iklimler)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, April 1    8:00pm    
Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

 

Directed and written by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
 
Cast: Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Nazan Kirilmis, Mehmet Eryilmaz, Arif Asci, Can Ozbatur, Ufuk Bayraktar, Fatma Ceylan, M. Emin Ceylan, Nazan Kesal


2006, 97 min.  35mm.
In Turkish with English subtitles




Isa and Bahar are an Istanbul couple, just moments away from a torturous break-up at the opening of Nuri Bilge Ceylan's follow up to his much-lauded Distant (Uzak). Focusing then on Isa, Climates becomes a psychological portrait of a profoundly complex and insecure man, but one rendered with gorgeous subtlety. Through the heat of their break-up at a seaside resort to the icy resolution of the relationship in Bahar's snowy Eastern Turkey town, the film has a breathtaking minimalism that speaks volumes through the most minute nuances. The New York Foundation for the Arts called Climates, winner of the 2006 Fipresci Award for the Best Film in Competition at Cannes Film Festival, "the only masterpiece of the festival." 
Festivals and Awards:
* Cannes Film Festival (2006): FIPRESCI Prize in Competition
*The South Film Festival, Norway (2006): 

FIPRESCI Prize

Oslo Cinema Award 

* The World Film Festival, Thailand (2006): Best Cinematography 
* Bastia Film Festival, Corsica (2006): Special Jury Prize 
* Black Night Film Festival, Estonia (2006):  

Best Director 

Don Quijote Award 

* Antalya Film Festival (2006): Best Director 

Best Editing 

Best Supporting Actress 

Best Sound 

Best Laboratory 

* Istanbul Technical University (2007): Best Director of 2006
 
   Director NURI BILGE CEYLAN:

Born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1959, Nuri Bilge Ceylan graduated from Bosphorus University with a degree in Engineering and studied film-making for two years in Mimar Sinan University. Nuri Bilge Ceylan made his cinema debut with a low-budget but a high-impact short film, Cocoon (Koza, 1995), officially selected for the 48th Cannes International Film Festival. His first feature film, The Small Town (Kasaba, 1997) brought him 18 international awards, including Caligari Prize in the 1998  Berlin Film Festival. Clouds of May (Mayis Sikintisi, 1999), had its world premiere in the 50th Berlin International Film Festival in 2000 and has won awards in many international competitions. Ceylan's Distant (Uzak, 2003) was named as one of the best films of the decade by the Guardian. Among many others, Distant received the Grand Jury Prize and Best Actor Award in the 2003 Cannes Film Festival. Compared to Abbas Kiarostami, Robert Bresson, and Alan Resnais, Ceylan is described as a true auteur. 
 
Boston Turkish Film Festival presented the first Nuri Bilge Ceylan Retrospective in the U.S. in  September 2004. 

Filmography:

Iklimler / Climates

2006

Uzak / Distant

2003

Mayis Sikintisi / Clouds of May

1999

Kasaba / The Small Town

1997

Koza / Cocoon (Short)

1995

 

 
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