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Coen Brothers short film "World Cinema"
"Chacun son Cinéma" projesi kapsamında ilk gösterimi 2007 Cannes Film Festivalinde yapılan Coen kardeşlerin kısa filmi "World Cinema" aşağıda izlenebilir. Film Nuri Bilge Ceylan'ın "İklimler" filmine göndermeler içeriyor. Ardından Coen kardeşlerin Alman Die Zeit gazetesinde film ile ilgili söyleşisi okunabilir.

Coen kardeşlerle söyleşi
Katja Nicodemus, Die Zeit, 25 Eylül 2008

Die Zeit: Cannes Film Festivali’nin 50. Yıldönümü için bir kısa film çevirdiniz. Filmde şöyle bir ütopya vardı: Bir çoban Amerika’nın herhangi bir yerinde bir sinemaya gider. Tesadüfen bir Türk sinemacının bir eserini izler. Bir ilişkinin dağılması üzerine yavaş bir filmdir bu. Ve çoban filmi beğenir.
Joel Coen: Çobanın izlediği film, Türk yönetmen Nuri Bilge Ceylan’ın İklimler filmi. Biz filmi iki sene önce gördük ve olağanüstü bulduk.
Ethan Coen: Bir çobanın bu filmi beğenmesi çok güzel bir tasavvur.
Joel Coen: Mesele elbette bir çobanın böyle bir filmi anlayamayacak olması değil.
Ethan Coen: Mesele, Amerika’da bir çobanın Türk filmi izleyebileceği sinemaların çok az olması. Joel Coen: Amerikalı çobanlar Türk filmleri izleyebilseydi ne güzel olurdu.
Ethan Coen: Ne güzel olurdu, evet.
Joel Coen: Evet.
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August 2009

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The Book of "Climates"
The book of 'İklimler' (Climates) has has been published by Norgunk Yayincilik. (only in Turkish)
It contains script, reviews, interviews and many more... For more info, go to here.
22 January 2009


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Best of 2007
Here is the 'Climates' in some " Best of 2007 " lists :
- Guardian

- Time out (London)
- Times
- French virtual cafe
- Riviera
- One Dead Fish
- Film Buff
- Underachivement
- Kathie Smith
- Typepad
- The End of Cinema

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BBC Four World Cinema Award nominates 'Climates'
The BBC Four World Cinema Award is an annual prize given out to celebrate the best in world cinema. A shortlist of five films is made by over 200 leading film critics, film-school heads and festival directors from the foreign language films released in that year in the UK. The list was drawn from a selection of 186 foreign language films released in the UK between November 1, 2006 and October 31, 2007.
The winner is selected by a panel of judges whose decision making process is screened as part of the award ceremony, screened live on BBC Four.
Last year's winner was the Romanian film The Death Of Mr Lazarescu.
The BBC Four World Cinema Award ceremony has been hosted by Jonathan Ross from the BFI Southbank in London. This year's award will be announced on Wednesday 30 January 2008, and broadcast on BBC Four Saturday 2 February 2008
2008 Nominees:
- The Lives Of Others
, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Germany;
- The Science Of Sleep
, Michel Gondry, France/Italy/USA;
- Climates, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey/France;
- Pan's Labyrinth
, Guillermo del Toro, Mexico/Spain/USA;
- Syndromes and A Century, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand/France/Austria

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Best Director Award in Macedonia
Climates received the Best Director award at Festival Cinedays 2007 in Macedonia. The jury members were Max Azoulay (France), Antonio Mitrikieski (Poland) and Prof.Dr. Stanislav Semerdjiev (Bulgaria)...

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Kasaba at the National Gallery, London...
Kasaba has been selected for the "United We Stand" film season curated by Luke Syson at the National Gallery, London.

"The films in this season explore how we adapt our personalities and beliefs in order to fit into life’s various communities: families, small towns, cities, political and religious groups. In particular they explore the fate of those people who find themselves unable to compromise."

The films selected are : I Vittelloni by Federico Fellini; Au revoir les enfants by Louis Malle; Christ stopped at Eboli by Francesco Rosi; Francesco giullare di dio by Roberto Rossellini; Midnight cowboy by John Schlesinger and Kasaba by Nuri Bilge Ceylan...


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Grand Prix in Japan...
SKIP CITY INTERNATIONAL Digital Cinema Festival has closed its 4th celebration on July 22nd 2007 at Skip City, Saitama prefecture, Japan. Nuri Bilge Ceylan's "Climates" has been awarded the Grand Prize and Sony Digital Cinema Award. The award includes a cash reward of 10,000,000.yen (82,000.$) given by Sony.

Mehmet Eryilmaz, one of the actors of the film (in the middle),
has attended the festival and the award ceremony.

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Spanish release...
Climates is opening in Spain on June 29, 2007 by the Madrid based Spanish company Golem Distribution.

Spanish Poster

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Kasaba Book...

The script of KASABA (The Small Town) has been published by Norgunk Yayincilik on May 2007.
• Original Script (extra scenes which is not in the film)
• Only in Turkish
• Include Turkish and International reviews, interviews with the director, never seen
   photos, etc ..
• Paperback
• 112 pages.

- Review of the Kasaba book in Radikal Newspaper

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Italian release...
Climates is opening in Italy on April 20, 2007 by the Italian company Bim Film. For the release, the film has been dubbed into Italian language.

Italian Poster

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Istanbul Film Festival
Istanbul Film Festival has ended with an Award Ceremony held on April 14, 2007. In the National Competition, a jury led by Italian-based Turkish director Ferzan Ozpetek awarded Nuri Bilge Ceylan's "Climates" best film. The film has also received the People's Choice Award.

Producer Zeynep Ozbatur and NBC
receiving the prize

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DVD Release in Turkey

The DVD of 'Climates' has been released in Turkey by Imaj with optional subtitles in English
on 30 March 2007.
It is a double DVD set with a separate bonus DVD having more than 2 hours of extras
all with optional english subtitles.
For more info, go to the DVD page.

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Nuri Bilge Ceylan films on DVD

The UK based company Artificial Eye have announced that -in addition to his last film Climates- they will release a double disc set of Nuri Bilge Ceylan's first two films "Kasaba" and "Clouds of May" on dvd on May 28, 2007. Ceylan's first two films will see the light of dvd outside Turkey for the first time. Surely they will include lots of extras. You can see how to shoot a 35mm feature film with only two people in the making-of documentary of Kasaba, for instance.
Order this dvd set from amazon.co.uk
Order the Artificial Eye release of 'Climates' from amazon.co.uk

 

Climates - English DVD
 

Kasaba and Clouds of May - English DVD

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The Theatrical Release in England

Climates is opening in the United Kingdom on February 9, 2007 by the famous English company Artificial Eye. Here are some quotes from the fantastic press reviews :

"...the work of a film-maker who has established absolute mastery over his cinematic idiom; it does not trade in miserablism, but a kind of degree-zero clarity about the potential for alienation and anguish in our secular faith in romantic partnership. This is the dark side of love, and it is examined with fierce, cold brilliance..."
Guardian

"As an actor, Ceylan has a lugubrious onscreen charm, but as a director he’s not interested in portraying himself in a flattering light... Minutely observed, painfully honest and acutely perceptive, this is a mournful masterpiece..."
Times

"...this excellent new film proves he’s now one of world cinema’s most confident and impressive young(ish) filmmakers... It’s the best film of the year so far by a long stretch..."
Time Out

"...It is absolutely riveting and painfully honest. This movie is art house angst in its purest form, but I cannot imagine anyone, anywhere over the age of 30 failing to find Climates deeply affecting."
Observer

"Ceylan's stab at acting is very impressive, but it's as a photographer that he affects us most - or rather as a photographer and user of soundtrack, since sound is what one tends to experience first when watching a Ceylan film..."
Sight & Sound

"No doubt there will be critics who dismiss this as simply art house fare. If that means that they have to take their brain along, so be it. They might realise their own cinematic constraints... Of course it's irritating and exasperating - that's its purpose. At least Ceylan creates some memorable melancholia while trying to jog us out of our emotional inertia..."
Morning Star

"This is exceptional film-making..."
Evening Standard

"In the quest for the melancholic soul of his native city, he has discovered new symbols for the clash and interlacing of cultures." This is how the Swedish academy described Turkish author Orhan Pamuk when he won the Nobel Prize for Literature at the end of last year, but it applies equally to his compatriot, Nuri Bilge Ceylan..."
Little White Lies

"Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan steps out in front of the camera for his brooding examination of relationships — proving himself a leading world director..."
Dazed & Confused

"Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan has earned a reputation as one of the great hopes of international arthouse cinema. His films bring a fresh sensibility to the kind of subject matter that might once have fascinated Antonioni or Bergman..."
Scotsman

"Ceylan is undoubtedly one of the most distinctive filmmakers to have emerged in recent years..."
Time Out

"...The film sets out to capture the mood of a man no longer sure of what he wants. Indeed, as a work dedicated to showing the contrary nature of human behaviour, it's remarkably well observed...."
Film Review

" Rarely has HD imagery matched the beauty of celluloid... It all captures Robert Bresson's sense of the melancholy that envelopes a largely helpless humanity..."
Empire

For full reviews and interviews in the British media, go to press page..


British Poster-1

British Poster-2

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French Release

Climates is opening in France at 57 cinemas by the prestigous French company Pyramide, (founded by Louis Malle and Fabienne Vonier) in January 17, 2007. The director' previous film Uzak had also been released by the same company and the figures were good with a result of 150,000 admissions. For the "CLIMATES", the figures for the first week is slightly better than Uzak. We will see the final results later.

The reaction of the French press for the film is absolutely marvellous. Both Le Monde and Liberation put the film on the front page! Here are some quotes:

"...C’est une rupture comme une autre, pas plus et pas moins amère qu’une autre, mais que le Turc Nuri Bilge Ceylan, l’auteur d’Uzak, sans aucun doute l’un des plus grands cinéastes actuels, raconte à sa manière, incomparable : une succession de tableaux, admirablement composés (Ceylan est aussi photographe), l’économie de mots n’appauvrissant jamais la palette pleine des sentiments explorés..."
Telerama

"Le quatrième long métrage de ce cinéaste turc rappelle à point nommé qu'il est un peintre virtuose des correspondances atmosphériques entre nature et sentiment, l'un des plus grands et des plus sensuels cinéastes de notre temps."
Le Monde

"Un ovni dans le cinéma turc."
Liberation

"Quelque chose d’absurde et d’évident à la fois se livre brutalement à nos regards. Quelque chose de rare."
Fluctuat

"...qui fut assurément l'un des événements les plus importants du dernier festival de Cannes. Négligé par le palmarès, mais très justement récompensé du prix de la Critique internationale, il s'agit d'une œuvre majeure qui approfondit et renouvelle en même temps le parcours du cinéaste turc."
Positif

"Les personnages de Climats sont chacun de nous dans les dérèglements du quotidien. Comment une petite histoire d’amour peut faire un grand film."
l'Humanité

"Dans la grammaire de la déliaison à laquelle Les Climats ajoute un chapitre, seule Bahar est capable de relier la traîne et la neige, de substituer au lien perdu une homologie cosmique. Et d'entendre, enfin : «Coupez!» "
Cahiers du Cinema

Les Climats a l'intelligence de maintenir aussi une distance avec son sujet sans sombrer dans le sinistre."
Chronic Art

"Avec ce film, le réalisateur turc Nuri Bilge Ceylan signe une oeuvre superbe sur le rapport amoureux.Et si Cannes était passé à côté d'un chef-d'oeuvre? "
Tribune

"Poétique, contemplatif, sublime. Un portrait magistral d’un couple et d’un homme à ne pas manquer. Son absence du palmarès, déjà peu satisfaisant, du festival de Cannes est une véritable anomalie."
Nord-cinema

"Les Climats compose un paysage qui mêle amour et désamour avec lenteur, et un subtil sens de l'analyse, mais qui s'adresse surtout aux esthètes. On admire les plans raffinés du cinéaste et sa maîtrise de l'image. "
Figaro

For full reviews and interviews in the French media, go to press page..

Positif Magazine
 

Liberation Cinema
 

French Poster

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Best of 2006

Here is the 'Climates' in the "Best of" lists of some more critics in USA
:
- Chicago Tribune, Michael Phillips
- Back Row Manifesto, Tom Hall
- Film Brain, Andrew Grant
- Tativille, Lisa Broad
- Screen International, Patrick Z. McGavin
- Long Pauses, Darren Hughes
- Film Reference, Acquarello
- Tativille, Michael J. Anderson
- Village Voice, J.Hoberman
- IFC News, Emmet Sweeney
- Cool Hunting, Ami Kealoha
- msn.movies, Kathleen Murphy
- Girishshambu, Girish
- Nashville Scene, Scott Foundas
- Star Telegram, Christopher Kelly
- Saturn Return, Josh
- The Brooklyn Rail, David N. Meyer

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Indiewire Critic' Poll 2006

A total of 107 leading North American film critics participated in the first indieWIRE Critics Poll, surveying the best in film for 2006. Dennis Lim, who conducted the VIllage Voice poll from 1999 to 2005, was joined by Anthony Kaufman to poll critics for indieWIRE in nine categories and voting was conducted online during the first half of December.

"Climates" is 6th in the Best Director catagory, 5th in the Best Cinematography catagory and 12th in the Best Film catagory.

The complete list of indieWIRE Critics' Poll results, including links to individual ballots, is available here.

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Sight & Sound : Top Ten movies of 2006

For their January 2007 issue, British Film Institute's internationally acclaimed publication
Sight & Sound magazine
asked their regular reviewers to choose five films they were impressed by in 2006. Whether these were the best, their favourite or the most culturally significant was left up to the writers.

As the result of this poll, "Climates" by Nuri Bilge Ceylan was selected in the top ten list of all films for the year of 2006.

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Thessaloniki retrospective

Nuri Bilge Ceylan's four feature films and one short, a full retrospective of all his films have been shown at the 47th Thessaloniki Film Festival as part of the Balkan Survey tribute to their director on November 2006. Along with the tribute, Ceylan had the world premiere of his latest fine art photographs, "Turkey Cinemascope" during the festival.
Ceylan attended the festival with his producer Zeynep Ozbatur and one of his actor Mehmet Eryilmaz.


The book

Billboards

Festival journal

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US release

Climates is opening in the USA on October 27, 2006 by the American company Zeitgeist Films, starting in New York followed by the other territories.

"Nuri Bilge Ceylan is, as it also happens, a fine actor.. The mysteries of his work are those of the heart, the head, the soul.."
New York Times

"Gorgeously, immacutely constructed, the film is a quiet stunner, and for me, most likely the best movie of the year.."
Indiewire

"Ceylan and his wife play the lead roles. Amazingly, both performances are superbly wrought examples of understated ambiguity and nuance.. What makes the film so effective is the way it communicates the relational dissolution almost uniquely.."
Film Journey

"A terrific movie in the Antonioni tradition, Climates confirms 47-year-old Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan as one of the world's most accomplished filmmakers—handling the end of a relationship and the cloud of human confusion rising from its wreckage as if the subject had never before been attempted.."
Village Voice (New York)

"Breaking Up Never Looked So Beautiful.. Captures the impulsive and counterintuitive behavior that is often a byproduct of an uncertain relationship. The chemistry between himself and his wife is palpable. He takes full advantage of his brooding sex appeal while Ms. Ceylan exudes a broad-faced beauty that her husband captures exquisitely…”."
New York Sun

"A poignant, yet hard-edged modernist melodrama! Shifting effortlessly between his characters’ outer and inner realities with a novelist’s omniscient aplomb.”
New Yorker

"Brings to mind Antonioni at his peak! Moments like the two-minute shot of a woman quietly weeping are sublime enough to sustain the belief that you’re watching a cineaste in full command of his art.”
Time Out NY

"Climates caught me by surprise and simply blew me away.. One of the greatest breakup films of all time..."
Filmbrain

"An austere, haunting portrait of a break-up that uses the seasons of the year to reveal the characters’ often unstated emotions. Seemingly simple, the film’s stunning visuals and unusually expressive sound design reveal a far more complex, thoughtful work lurking beneath its minimalist narrative..."
New York Magazine

Watch the American trailer at Apple.com >>>    or at the US distributor's website >>>



American Poster-1                         

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Fipresci Prize in Cannes

The International Federation of Film Critics jury announced its awards in Cannes 2006 today. Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Climates won the Fipresci Award, a prize given to the best film in official competition at the Cannes Film Festival... Our special Cannes page >>>
May 27, 2006


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'Climates' makes Cannes

It has been officially announced that Nuri Bilge Ceylan's latest film, 'Climates', has been selected to the competition section of 59th.Cannes Film Festival, which will take place during May 17th to 28th., 2006...
Our special Cannes page >>>
April 20, 2006

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Editing and Postproduction

After 6 months of editing in the office of Mr. Ceylan, the editing has been completed. The other post production processes will commence soon. The post will start in Istanbul and continue in France and Belgium.
September 20, 2005

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Shootings have been completed..

Shootings had been started on October 1, 2004. After a total of 70 days of actual shooting days, they have been completed on March 11, 2005.. 30 days for summer scenes and 40 days for autumn and winter scenes. Locations were Kas in Southern Turkey, Istanbul and several places in Eastern Turkey like Agri, Dogubeyazit and Erzurum.
March 11, 2005

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