Turkish master Nuri Bilge Ceylan has been working on a relatively stable clip for several decades, releasing huge but intimate dramas every three to four years. A few years since his last feature film, The wild pear treeWe now have an update on his next film.
Titled Dry herbs (referring to dry herbs), the film is supported by Arte France Cinéma, Cine Europe Shifts. The drama is scheduled to be shot in Turkey in the summer of 2021 and is directed by Deniz Celiloglu, Merve Dizdar and Musab Ekici. Check out the summary below.
The film center about Samet, a young single parent who is finishing his compulsory service in a remote village in Anatolia in the hope of being deployed in Istanbul. If he doesn’t get the transfer he was hoping for, he will lose all hope of ever escaping the gritty life in which he seems stuck. But his encounter with Nuray, even a teacher like him, might allow him to overcome his dark thoughts and worries …
At the beginning of this year the director had a say diversity about working digitally and how it helps aspiring directors. “In practice I can agree. It is true to start the profession of testing yourself and shooting incidents that heavy cameras cannot record, ”he said. “You can also say that this has brought a kind of democracy and justice to film production. We know there are many talented directors out there who, without digital capabilities, might never get the chance to make films. So one might think that it saves filmmaking from the hands of a privileged community. Nevertheless, the ease with some work can sometimes lead to compromises in quality and preparation. We cannot ignore that the best films in the history of cinema were made in the pre-digital age. “
Expect a festival debut for 2022 Dry herbs.