Cannes Film Festival

Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan returns to Cannes with his latest drama Kuru Otlar Ustune

Türkiye’s award-winning director Nuri Bilge Ceylan is back to the Cannes Film Festival this year with his latest drama About Dry Grasses (Kuru Otlar Ustune), the organizers have announced.

Ceylan’s latest drama focuses on the story of a young teacher who hopes to be appointed to the Turkish metropolis Istanbul after his mandatory duty at a small village in eastern Türkiye.

British director Ken Loach, American Wes Anderson, French Catherine Breillat, German Wim Wenders, Japanese Kore-eda Hirokazu, and Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki are among other film directors whose films will be vying at the 76th edition of the festival which will be held on May 16-27.

In 2014, Ceylan won the Palme d’Or at Cannes. In 2009, he was a member of the main competition jury at Cannes.

Festival’s President Iris Knobloch, who took over the post last year from Pierre Lescure, and festival’s artistic director Thierry Fremaux announced the lineup during a news conference in Paris.

The festival’s opening film Jeanne du Barry, starring Hollywood actor Johnny Depp, was directed by French actress and filmmaker Maiwenn.

Meanwhile, Turkish broadcaster TRT said in a statement that three films that it supported have been selected for competition in the festival. Among them are Ceylan’s About Dry Grasses, Austrian award-winning director Jessica Hausner’s Club Zero, and Italian director’s Alice Rohrwacher, it added.

Films selected for Palme d’Or

A total of 19 films, selected to run for the prestigious award Palme d’Or, are as follows:-

Club Zero by Jessica Hausner

The Zone of Interest by Jonathan Glazer

Fallen Leaves by Aki Kaurismaki

Les Filles D’Olfa (Four Daughters) by Kaouther Ben Hania

Asteroid City by Wes Anderson

Anatomie D’une Chute by Justine Triet

Monster by Kore-eda Hirokazu

Il Sol Dell’Avvenire by Nanni Moretti

L’Ete Dernier by Catherine Breillat

About Dry Grasses by Nuri Bilge Ceylan

La Chimera by Alice Rohrwacher

The Passion of Dodin Bouffant by Tran Anh Hung

Rapito by Marco Bellocchio

May December by Todd Haynes

Jeunesse by Wang Bing

The Old Oak by Ken Loach

Banel e Adama by Ramata-Toulaye Sy

Perfect Days by Wim Wenders

Firebrand by Karim Ainouz

Check Also

Bilal Abbas Khan & Sarah Khan Starrer Abdullahpur Ka Devdas Set to Premiere in February 2024 on Zee5

Abdullahpur Ka Devdas Episode 1: A Riveting Start to a Tale of Love and Friendship

The much-anticipated series, “Abdullahpur Ka Devdas,” made its grand debut on Zindagi on February 26th, …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *