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Kuru Otlar Üstüne

Kuru Otlar Üstüne

Original name: Kuru Otlar Üstüne
English name: About Dry Grasses
Year: 2023
Run time: 197 Min
Language: Turkish
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Producers: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Cast: Deniz Celiloğlu, Merve Dizdar, Musab Ekici, Ece Bağci, Erdem Şenocak, Yüksel Aksu, Münir Can Cindoruk, Onur Berk Arslanoğlu, Yildirim Gücük
Screenplay: Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Akin Aksu, Ebru Ceylan
Cinematographer: Cevahir Şahin, Kürşat Üresin
Editor: Oğuz Atabaş, Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Sound Designer: Fatih Aydoğdu, Clément Laforce, Jean-Pierre Laforce
Music Composer: Philip Timofeyev, Giuseppe Verdi
Production Company: NBC Film, Memento Production, Komplizen Film
World Sales: Playtime Group


  • Cannes: Main Competition 2023
  • NYFF 2023
  • Toronto IFF 2023
  • Busan IFF 2023
  • IFF India 2023
  • São Paulo IFF 2023

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2018 The Wild Pear Tree
  • 2014 Winter Sleep
  • 2011 Once Upon A Time In Anatolia
  • 2008 Three Monkeys
  • 2006 Climates
  • 2003 Uzak
  • 1999 Clouds Of May
  • 1997 Kasaba

Director's Biography:

Nuri Bilge Ceylan

One of the modern masters of cinema, Nuri Bilge Ceylan was born in Istanbul. Each of his film has been presented, and won awards at major festivals. His film Uzak (2003) is the most awarded Turkish film. It won 47 awards, including Grand Prix at Cannes. With Once Upon A Time In Anatolia (2011), he won Grand Prix again. Three Monkeys (2008) won him Best Director at Cannes, while Climates (2006), Winter Sleep (2014) won FIPRESCI awards. With Winter Sleep, he also won Palme d’Or. He is considered to be one of the most influential directors, working in world cinema right now.


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