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Film i Väst’s co-production THE WILD PEAR TREE in Official Selection in Cannes


The former Palme d’Or-winner, Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s feature film The Wild Pear Tree has been selected to the Cannes Film Festival, 8 – 19 May, the Official Selection. The Wild Pear Tree is co-produced by seven countries, and Film i Väst is Swedish co-producer along with Chimney. Parts of the post-production is done in Göteborg and Trollhättan.

2014 Nuri Bilge Ceylan won a Palme d’Or for his Winter Sleep. He has been selected to Cannes Official Selection several years with Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011), Three Monkeys (2008), Climates (2006), Distant (2002) and the short film Koza (1995). More to read.

Synopsis: For some, the countryside is a place of exile where all hopes ultimately merge with solitude. A boundless place of exile where all hopes and dreams merge with despair like the coinciding destinies of fathers and sons…

Producer: Zeynep Atakan, Zeyno Film, in co-production witl Film i Väst, Memento Films Production, Detail Film, Bulgarian RFF International, 2006 D.O.O., Sisters & Brother Mitevski and Chimney with support from Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism General Directorate of Cinema, Eurimages, Arte, Medienboard Berlin – Brandenburg, Bulgarian National Film Center, Sarajevo Film Fund and Macedonian Film Agency.

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Film Väst is the most successful regional film fund in Scandinavia. Film Väst seeks projects that can compete in the most prestigious film festivals and/or be seen by a large international audience. Film Väst accepts applications for feature film co-productions throughout the year. All co-productions are required to bring elements of production or post-production to Region Västra Götaland, work with a Swedish production partner, and hire crew and workers from the region.

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Film i Väst brings five co-productions to Toronto6.9.2018 14:48:37 CESTPressmeddelande

Today the Toronto International Film Festival begins. This year the biggest Scandinavian film fund Film i Väst will be contributing with five co-productions: Border by Ali Abbasi, Our Time by Carlos Reygadas, Tell it to the Bees by Annabel Jankel, The Wild Pear Tree by Nuri Bilge Ceylan and Heartbound by Janus Metz and Sine Plambech. The films have all either been shot or postproduced in the Region of Västra Götaland, on the Swedish west coast.

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