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About Dry Grasses

  • On Barren Weeds (Working title)
All titles (8)
Feature Film | 2021-2023 | Drama | France, Germany, Sweden, Turkey

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Brief synopsis

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?

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Deniz CeliloğluSamet [L]
Merve DizdarNuray [L]
Musab EkiciKenan [L]
Ece BagciSevim [L]

Crew

ActivityNameComment
Production accountantAndrea Göpfert
1st ADBegüm Aydin
Director of photographyCevahir Sahin
Director of photographyKürsat Üresin
Casting directorPinar Gök
Costume designerGülşah Yüksel
DirectorNuri Bilge Ceylan
EditorOğuz Atabaş
ComposerPhilip Timofeyev
ProducerNuri Bilge Ceylan
Executive producerMediha Didem Türemen
Co-producerAlexandre Mallet-Guy
Co-producerMaren Ade
Co-producerRémi Burah
Co-producerAnthony Muir
Co-producerJonas Dornbach
Co-producerOlivier Père
Co-producerNadir Öperli
Co-producerJanine Jackowski
Co-producerMehmet Zahid Sobaci
Co-producerSébastien Beffa
Production designerMeral Aktan
Line producerBarış Yıldırım
Line producerJanina Schafft
Coproduction/Komplizen Film
Coproduction/Komplizen Film
Production coordinatorJulia Brachert
Coproduction / Komplizen Film
Coproduction / Komplizen Film
Production coordinatorJessica Mader
Coproduction / Komplizen Film
Coproduction / Komplizen Film
ScreenwriterEbru Ceylan
ScreenwriterNuri Bilge Ceylan
ScreenwriterAkın Aksu
Production sound mixerFatih Aydoğdu
Sound re-recording mixerJean-Pierre Laforce
Sound editorClément Laforce
Commissioning editorCarlos Gerstenhauer
BR
BR

Production companies

CompanyComment
Memento Films [fr]
coproduction
coproduction
Komplizen Film GmbH
coproduction
coproduction
Second Land [se]
coproduction
coproduction
Film i Väst [se]
coproduction
coproduction
Arte France Cinéma [fr]
coproduction
coproduction
BR Bayerischer Rundfunk [de]
coproduction
coproduction
TRT Türkiye Radyo ve Televizyon [tr]
coproduction, TRT Sinema
coproduction, TRT Sinema
Playtime [fr]
coproduction
coproduction

Distribution / Sales companies

CompanyComment
Playtime [fr]
World Sales
World Sales
eksystent Filmverleih
Germany (theatrical)
Germany (theatrical)
Memento Films [fr]
France (theatrical)
France (theatrical)
Stowarzyszenie Nowe Horyzonty [pl]
Poland (theatrical)
Poland (theatrical)
Voodoo Films [ro]
Cinema distribution in Romania
Cinema distribution in Romania
Weird Wave [gr]
Greece
Greece

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Merve Dizdar2023Festival de Cannes [fr]
Best Actress
Best ActressWinner

Festivals

YearCountryFestivalComment
2023PolandIFF New Horizons
Masters
Masters
2023CanadaTIFF - Toronto Int. Film Festival
Centrepiece
Centrepiece

Cinema releases and premieres

TypeCountryDateComment
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 16/05/2024
Theatre releasePolandThursday, 25/04/2024
Theatre releaseRomaniaFriday, 12/01/2024
Theatre releaseGreeceThursday, 12/10/2023
Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 12/07/2023
PremiereFriday, 19/05/2023Festival de Cannes [fr]