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About Dry Grasses (2024)

Opens on March 29

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan Run Time: 197 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2023

Starring: Deniz Celiloğlu, Ece Bağcı, Erdem Şenocak, Merve Dizdar, Musab Ekici

Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Sweden
Language: Turkish with English subtitles

About the film:

World Premiere, 2023 Cannes Film Festival
Official Selection, 2023 Toronto Film Festival

Nestled away in wintry East Anatolia, public-school art teacher Samet yearns to leave the sleepy village for cosmopolitan Istanbul. Further disenchanted when he and Kenan, a colleague, come under public scrutiny, Samet fears circumstances will keep him in Anatolia and his dreams of a new life permanently out of reach. A silver lining is a budding relationship with Nuray, a fellow teacher and firebrand who develops connections with both Samet and Kenan, forcing Samet to confront what he can’t readily accept.

“a stunning character study of an apathetic man in a country both hopeful and weary. [It is] a pastoral masterpiece about Turkey’s contemporary complexities.”

—Tomris Laffly, The Wrap

About the filmmaker:

Nuri Bilge Ceylan is a Turkish director, screenwriter, photographer and actor. After graduating from Bosphorus University, he studied filmmaking for two years at the Mimar Sinan University of Istanbul. In 1995 he directed the short film Koza, which was in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. His feature film debut, Kasaba (1997), won the Caligari Prize at the Berlin Film Festival in 1998. He also directed Clouds of May (2000) which was shown in competition at the Berlin Film Festival in 2000. In 2003, his film Distant (2002) was awarded the Grand Prix and Best Actor prize at Cannes. His most recent film, About Dry Glasses (2023), was awarded Best Actress prize at Cannes FIlm Festival.

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