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A lone man stands overlooking a windswept grassy landscape, and a river.

About Dry Grasses
(Kuru Otlar Üstüne)

  •   Nuri Bilge Ceylan
  •   Turkey, France, Germany

Samet, a teacher serving mandatory civil service in an isolated village in Anatolia, dreams of a new appointment to a post in Istanbul. But his hopes of reassignment are beginning to fade as he faces another unforgiving winter. His gloomy existence is thrown into further tumult when he’s accused of acting inappropriately toward one of his young students. Feeling assailed from all sides, Samet turns to Nuray, a colleague from a neighboring village and fellow wayward soul.

Director Nuri Bilge Ceylan (winner of the 2014 Palme d’Or for Winter Sleep) covers this fierce psychological character study with a blanket of snow, backgrounding the proceedings with stunning landscape photography that highlights the harsh beauty and intense realities of Turkish provincial life. Featuring impeccable performances and labyrinthine dialogue, About Dry Grasses weaves an intricate web of desperation, hope, and longing.


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Sponsor(s)

International Competition Program Sponsor

John and Jacolyn Bucksbaum Family Foundation

Event Information

Sunday, October 15, 2023
6:30pm

  •   197 minutes
LOCATION
AMC NEWCITY 14
1500 N Clybourn Ave
Chicago, IL 60610 United States


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