Acclaimed Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s highly anticipated film “Kuru Otlar Üstüne” (On Dry Grass) is set to make its premiere at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival (16-27 May 2023). As one of Turkey’s most celebrated filmmakers, Ceylan has received numerous awards at international festivals, and audiences and critics eagerly await his latest work.


A New Cinematic Masterpiece

“Kuru Otlar Üstüne” marks yet another milestone in Ceylan’s remarkable filmography, which includes the Palme d’Or-winning “Winter Sleep” (2014) and other critically acclaimed films such as “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia” (2011) and “Climates” (2006). Known for his captivating storytelling, rich visuals, and profound character studies, Ceylan’s latest film is expected to be a powerful exploration of human relationships and the complex dynamics of family life.

Star-Studded Cast

The film boasts an impressive ensemble cast featuring some of Turkey’s most talented actors, including Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sözen, and Serkan Keskin. With Ceylan’s penchant for drawing out exceptional performances from his actors, “Kuru Otlar Üstüne” promises to be another masterclass in character-driven storytelling.

Eagerly Awaited Premiere

As fans of Nuri Bilge Ceylan eagerly await the premiere of “Kuru Otlar Üstüne” at the Cannes Film Festival, anticipation is mounting for what is expected to be another groundbreaking addition to the director’s already impressive body of work. The film’s debut at Cannes is a testament to the international recognition and acclaim that Ceylan’s films continue to receive, and “Kuru Otlar Üstüne” is poised to be another shining example of the vibrant and dynamic Turkish cinema scene.

Jury President Ruben Östlund

Östlund, a two-time Palme d’Or winner with his films “The Square” (2017) and “Triangle of Sadness” (2022), has also received an Oscar nomination for the latter. As we approach this year’s festival, several eagerly awaited films are anticipated to make their premieres, showcasing the talents of renowned directors worldwide.

Ruben Östlund’s appointment as jury president underscores his significant achievements in cinema. With his unique storytelling approach and visually striking films, Östlund’s impact on the industry has been substantial, making him a fitting choice to lead the jury at the 76th Cannes Film Festival.


Anticipated Premieres at the 76th Cannes Film Festival

This year’s festival is expected to feature an impressive lineup of premieres, including the following films:
  • Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon”
  • Wes Anderson’s “Asteroid City”
  • Sofia Coppola’s “Priscilla”
  • Yorgos Lanthimos’ “Poor Things”
  • Ken Loach’s “The Old Oak”
  • Ari Aster’s “Disappointment Blvd”
  • Todd Haynes’ “May/December”
Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s latest film, “Kuru Otlar Üstüne” (On Dry Grass), is also expected to debut at the festival, further elevating the prominence of Turkish cinema on the global stage.