About Dry Grasses


About Dry Grasses

Nuri Bilge CeylanTurkey – 2023

Samet, a young art teacher, is finishing his fourth year of compulsory service in a remote village in Anatolia. After a turn of events he can hardly make sense of, he loses his hopes of escaping the grim life he seems to be stuck in. Will his encounter with Nuray, herself a teacher, help him overcome his angst?

Original Title About Dry Grasses
German Title About Dry Grasses
French Title Les herbes sèches
Other Titles About Dry Grasses
Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Country Turkey
Available Formats
Screenplay Akin Aksu, Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Film Editing Oguz Atabas, Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Soundtrack Philip Tiomfeye, Giuseppe Verdi
Cinematography Cevahir Şahin, Kursat Üresin
Sound Fatih Aydogdu
Costumes Gülsah Yüksel
Production NBC Film
Runtime 197 Min.
Language Türkisch/d/f
Merve Dizdar Nuray
Deniz Celiloğlu Samet
Musab Ekici Kenan
Ece Bağcı Sevim

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«Another Masterclass in Conversational Cinema.»

«The film finds Ceylan’s gifts as a dramatist in their finest form since 2011’s “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia.”»

«A pastoral masterpiece»
The Wrap

«An overwhelming, monumental work»
El Periodico

«Nuri Bilge Ceylan paints the minutiae of misanthropy on a vast, ravishing canvas»

«A sprawling work that is enthralling in its capacity to capture and reflect on life.»

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