About Dry Grasses

France, Turkey| 2023 | Turkish| 208'| Colour

Original Title: On Dried Herbs

Director & Producer: Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Screenplay: Akin Aksu, Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan

DOP: Cevahir Sahin, Kürsat Üresin

Editor: Oguz Atabas, Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Cast: Merve Dizdar, Deniz Celiloglu, Musab Ekici

Awards: Best Actress, Cannes 2023

Sales: Impact Films India


Festivals:
Cannes, 2023

Toronto International Film Festival, 2023

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2023

Busan International Film Festival, 2023

São Paulo International Film Festival, 2023


Synopsis:
A young teacher hopes to be appointed to Istanbul after mandatory duty at a small village. After a long time waiting he loses all hope of escaping from this gloomy life. However, his colleague Nuray helps him to regain perspective.


Director's Bio:
Born in Istanbul in 1959. 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 Festival de Cannes. His feature film debut, Kasaba, won the Caligari Prize at the Berlin Film Festival in 1998. He also directed MayisSikintisi (Clouds of May) which was shown in competition at the Berlin Film Festival in 2000. In 2003 his film Uzak (Distant) was awarded the Grand Prix and Best Actor prize at Cannes.

His film Winter Sleep (2014) won the Palme d'Or at the 67th Cannes Film Festival, while six of his films have been selected as Turkey's submission for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film. These also include About Dry Grasses


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