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Negative Space

I chose Uzak (Ceylan, 2002) partly because I loved Climates (Ceylan, 2006), but more so because it focuses on outsiders and how they fit in (or don’t) to ‘normal’ society. 848 more words

Film Reviews

Love Turkey, hate this artistic suppression

For 30 million worldwide tourists a year Turkey means either offers sparkling white sands and a twinkling azure sea or the hurly-burly and heritage sites of Istanbul.   1,912 more words


The Non-Places of Migrant Cinema in Europe

Time for some rapid fire quotes from my most recent delve into the journals. In The Non-Places of Migrant Cinema in Europe (Ponzanesi, 2012 p675–690) Sandra Ponzanesi analyses three films; … 1,415 more words

Film Theory

The Art of Politics and Film

My most recent foray into film theory is The Art of Politics and Film (Orr, 2000). Chapter 5 is titled The Art of Identity: Greenaway, Jarman, Jordan. 913 more words

Film Theory

Dust and Ashes

In Climates (Ceylan, 2006) art house director Nuri Bilge Ceylan draws a delicate picture of a fractured relationship between two middle class intellectuals.

The film takes place in all weathers, but the emotional climate within the relationship of Isa and Bahar is always the same: chilly. 1,306 more words

Film Reviews

REVIEW: Winter Sleep

Nuri Bilge Ceylan certainly loves the sound of his own writing; in “Winter Sleep,” we get virtually nothing but it for well over three hours. 194 more words

Movie Reviews

Climates (2006)

Before Ceylan ascended to God-like status with Once Upon a Time in Anatolia and Winter Sleep (in my opinion at least) he was a filmmaker with a relatively small canvas. 421 more words