About Dry Grasses

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Genre

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Release Year

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Director

Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Producer

Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Cast

Deniz Celiloglu, Merve Dizdar

Country

Turkey

Runtime

197 min

Rating

R

Accessibility

Limited Mobility Access

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Nestled away in wintry East Anatolia, public-school art teacher Samet (Deniz Celiloğlu) yearns to leave the sleepy village for cosmopolitan Istanbul. Further disenchanted when he and Kenan (Musab Ekici), 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 (Merve Dizdar), a fellow teacher and firebrand who develops connections with both Samet and Kenan, forcing Samet to confront what he can’t readily accept. Renowned for his nuanced, visually ravishing imagery, award-winning director Nuri Bilge Ceylan (ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA, WINTER SLEEP) capstones the film with one of his greatest sequences, a dazzling metacinematic climax featuring an entrancing performance from Dizdar, who took home Best Actress at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.

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