Seattle Turkish Film Festival: About Dry Grasses

About Dry Grasses

Turkey | 2023 | 197 min. | Nuri Bilge Ceylan

November 19, 2023

Seattle Turkish Film Festival

The most prominent film of STFF 2023 is by award winning filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan. Nominated for the prestigious Palme d’Or and winner of Best Actress at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, the film revolves around a teacher assigned to a teaching post in the rural areas of eastern Anatolia who is dealing with accusations of inappropriate behavior by two students.

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Seattle Premiere.
The most prominent film of STFF 2023 is About Dry Grasses by award winning filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan. Nominated for the prestigious Palme d’Or at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, the film revolves around a teacher assigned to a teaching post in the rural areas of eastern Anatolia who is dealing with accusations of inappropriate behavior by two students. Türkiye’s official submission for this year’s Academy Award for Best International Feature Film.
Winner of Best Actress (Cannes Film Festival) and Best Supporting Performance (Chicago International Film Festival). Nominated for the Palme d’Or (Cannes Film Festival) and Best International Film (Jerusalem Film Festival).

  • Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
  • Principal Cast: Deniz Celilo─člu, Merve Dizdar, Musab Ekici
  • Country: Turkey
  • Year: 2023
  • Running Time: 197 min.
  • Language: Turkish, with English Subtitles
  • Has Subtitles: Yes