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About Dry Grasses (2023)

The Story

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.

The film was distributed in France by Memento Distribution on 12 July 2023 under the title Les herbes sèches.

The Deets

Runtime: 3h 17m
Original Language: Turkish
Release Date (US Theaters): July 12, 2023 Limited

Main Cast

Deniz Celiloğlu as Samet
Merve Dizdar as Nuray
Musab Ekici as Kenan
Ece Bağcı as Sevim
Erdem Şenocak as Tolga
Yüksel Aksu as Vahit

Production & Crew

Production Co: Slideshow, Janus Films (US)
Director(s): Nuri Bilge Ceylan 
Producer(s): Nuri Bilge Ceylan 
Writer(s): Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ebru Ceylan, and Akın Aksu
Makeup Lead: 

Awards & Honors 

The film premiered in the main competition section of the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, where Dizdar won the Best Actress award.

The Trailer