Sobre la hierba seca

Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Direccions Turkey 197 min Spanish premiere Fiction


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?

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Nuri Bilge Ceylan

His cinema, with a deep humanist essence, has become a faithful contemporary and extemporaneous portrait of his country, with capital titles that have the smell and weight of the great novels of the 20th century. Since his first short films, practically all of his filmography has been selected at Cannes, where he won the Palme d’Or with Winter Sleep and previously the awards for best direction, FIPRESCI and the Grand Prix of the Jury.

Filmography: About Dry Glasses (2023, D'A 2024), Making of the Wild Pear Tree (2019), The Wild Pear Tree (2018), A Long Cold Winter (2018), Winter Sleep (2014), Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011, D'A 2012), Three Monkeys (2008), Climates (2006), Distant (2002), Clouds of May (1999), The Small Town (1997), Cocoon (short film, 1995)

Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Film information

Int. title: Sobre la hierba seca
Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Contact: Caramel Films
Country: Turkey
Year: 2023
Length: 197 min
Language: Turk
Subtitles: Spanish


Best Actress

Silver Hugo for Best Supporting Performance

Best International Co-production