An atmospheric and incisive portrayal of a couple’s dissolution, Climates harkens to the stately modernism of Antonioni and Bresson. Though the two leads are played by a real-life couple, director Nuri Bilge Ceylan and his wife Ebru, the film hardly seems confessional. Starting on the sunsoaked Aegean coast and transitioning to the bustling streets of Istanbul and a wintry eastern province, Ceylan’s meticulously-appointed film ruminates on the fragility and complexity of relationships. The director was recently awarded the Grand Jury prize at Cannes for Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, which is set to open on US screen later this year. “Ceylan’s interest in how we isolate ourselves from one another seems as simple as his visual style, which encourages contemplation rather than distraction… The film paints a haunting portrait of existential solitude…The mysteries of his work are those of the heard, the head, the soul.”—Manohla Dargis, The New York Times.
Bing Theater | Included in double-bill, $5 admission for this film only | Tickets: 323 857-6010 or purchase online.