About Dry Grasses Movie (2023) Cast, Release Date, Story, Budget, Collection, Poster, Trailer, Review

About Dry Grasses

July 12, 2023
3hr 17min
Status: released

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About Dry Grasses Movie Details:

Movie NameAbout Dry Grasses
Original TitleKuru Otlar Üstüne
Language Turkish
Release Dates19 May 2023 (Cannes)
12 July 2023 (France)
29 September 2023 (Turkey)
Running Time3hr 17min
CastDeniz Celiloğlu
Merve Dizdar
Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Written byNuri Bilge Ceylan
Ebru Ceylan
Akın Aksu
Produced byNuri Bilge Ceylan
Cinematography by Kürşat Üresin
Cevahir Şahin
Edited by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Oğuz Atabaş
Music byPhilip Timofeyev
Production CompaniesNBC Film
Memento Production
Komplizen Film
Distributor Memento Distribution (France)
Budgetest. €3,500,000
Box Office Collection$2,215,054

About Dry Grasses Movie Cast and Characters:

  • Deniz Celiloğlu as Samet
  • Merve Dizdar as Nuray
  • Musab Ekici as Kenan
  • Ece Bağcı as Sevim
  • Erdem Şenocak as Tolga
  • Yüksel Aksu as Vahit
  • Münir Can Cindoruk as Feyyaz
  • Onur Berk Arslanoğlu as Bekir
  • Yıldırım Gücük as Director of Education
  • Cengiz Bozkurt as Nail


The film follows a teacher working in rural eastern Anatolia with hopes of moving to Istanbul when he is accused of abusing a student.

About About Dry Grasses Movie:

  • The film premiered in the main competition section of the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, where Merve Dizdar won the Best Actress award.
  • It is director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s ninth feature-length film and his tenth overall.
  • The script took around two years to complete.
  • Filming began in March 2021 in Erzurum; nature shots were also filmed in Adıyaman.
  • The film received funding of €470,000 from the European Council’s Eurimages fund, in addition to ₺2 million from Turkey’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
  • The story is based on co-writer and art teacher Akin Aksu’s diary which he kept during his 3-year-long compulsory service in Anatolia.
  • The film was released in France by Memento Distribution on 12 July 2023 under the title Les herbes sèches.