• July 16, 2024

Ceylan’s ‘About Dry Grasses’ in Cinemas on July 26 in the UK and Ireland

 Ceylan’s ‘About Dry Grasses’ in Cinemas on July 26 in the UK and Ireland

Palme d’Or-awarded director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s latest film, About Dry Grasses, is set for release in the UK and Ireland cinemas on July 26, 2024. The Turkish master filmmaker brings a daring tale of betrayal, accusations, and desire with About Dry Grasses.

Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s latest award winning film ‘About Dry Grasses’ will be in cinemas on July 26 in the UK and Ireland. With breathtaking cinematography and outstanding performances, the film is an engrossing new piece of cinema from the acclaimed director. The film, which won actress Merve Dizdar the Best Actress award for her performance at the 76th Cannes Film Festival in 2023, will be released in the UK and Irish cinemas on July 26.

Starring Deniz Celiloğlu, Merve Dizdar, and Musa Ekici, About Dry Grasses follows a young teacher hoping to be appointed to Istanbul after completing his mandatory duty in a small village. Longing to escape the isolation of his quiet Anatolian village, disenchanted art teacher Samet wrestles with narcissistic ideas of unfulfilled potential. While battling accusations of inappropriate behavior at his school, he unexpectedly strikes up a friendship with Nuray, a charismatic fellow teacher, which offers a welcome distraction. But when her affection shifts to Samet’s more affable colleague, he becomes jealous and begins to compete for her attention.

Nearly all films awarded

Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s film Winter Sleep (2014) won the Palme d’Or at the 67th Cannes Film Festival, and he was awarded the Best Director prize for Three Monkeys (2008) at the 61st Cannes Film Festival. Winter Sleep was also shortlisted for Best International Feature Film at the 87th Academy Awards. Additionally, his film Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011) won the Grand Prix at the 64th Cannes Film Festival. Six of Ceylan’s films have been selected as Turkey’s submission for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film. His first feature film, Uzak (2003), starring Muzaffer Özdemir and Mehmet Emin Toprak, who died shortly after the production, was awarded the Best Actor prize at the 56th Cannes Film Festival.