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February 11, 2008

Climates - 6

This Turkish film fits into the reflective-relational genre perfected (?) by Kieslowski in his Three Colors trilogy (Blue, White, and Red). The dialogue is sparse and the viewer must watch the emotions on the faces, which can subtly turn from plain to tears over the course of one shot. The film shows the development and tension in a relationship between Isa (Nuri Bilge Ceylan), a college professor, and his wife, Bahar (Ebru Ceylan), a TV producer. Their miscommunication leads to a break in the relationship, and a need for self reflection on both of their parts before they can reconcile. While an intricately made film, its slowness made it somewhat challenging to watch.

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