Magazine article Screen International

Memento Launches Nuri Bilge Ceylan's 'The Wild Pear Tree'

Magazine article Screen International

Memento Launches Nuri Bilge Ceylan's 'The Wild Pear Tree'

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Memento Films International (MFI) is launching sales on Palme d'Or-winning Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan's upcoming film The Wild Pear Tree, which is in post-production and will be ready for Cannes 2018.

The film revolves around aspiring writer Sinan who returns to his native village and pours his heart and soul into scraping together the money he needs to get himself published. But in the backdrop his father's debts catch up with him, putting a stop to his personal aspirations.

It is Ceylan's eighth feature after his 2014 Palme d'Or-winning Winter Sleep, which was also sold internationally by MFI.

The film is a co-production between Ceylan's long-time producer Zeynep Atakan at Zeyno Film, Memento Films Production, Germany's Detail Film, Bulgarian RFF International, 2006 D.O.O. and Sisters & Brother Mitevski And The Chimney Pot.

"The Wild Pear Tree is a seven-country co-production. …

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