Nuri Bilge Ceylan Moves into “Winter Sleep” Mode, Ruben Ostlund Set for “Tourist”

Nuri Bilge Ceylan Winter Sleep

A little bit of coin news from Europe’s Eurimages Fund (support of 13 projects) in the same token drops a couple of hints on where we might be at with some of our favorite European auteurs – topping the list and making our mouths water for Cannes 2014 is a listing for Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s next feature film entitled Winter Sleep – a Turkish-German-France co-production. Further digging tells us that Ceylan actually began filming in late January in the unique backdrop of Cappadocia, Turkey with actors Haluk Bilginer (The Reluctant Fundamentalist), Demet Akbag, Melisa Sözen on board. Swedish auteur Ruben Ostlund (whose Play is mysteriously still without a U.S Distributor) is inches away from filming Tourist – which will be ready for a Croisette 2014 showing as well. Jasmila Zbanic who won big in Berlin back in 2006 with Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams, is funding her latest Love Island and feel good docu-helmer Michael Glawogger (Whores’ Glory, Workingman’s Death) is working on an untitled project. Here are the list of 13:

Winter Sleep – Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey) (Turkey, Germany, France)
Lucy in the Sky – Giuseppe Petitto (Italy) (Italy, Switzerland, Austria)
All my Children – Ladislav Kabos (Slovakia) Documentary (Slovakia, Czech Republic)
Tourist – Ruben Ostlund (Sweden) (Sweden, Denmark, France)
On est vivants – Carmen Castillo (France) Documentary (France, Belgium)
Un monde truqué – Franck Ekinci (France), Christian Desmares (France) Animation film (France, Canada, Belgium)
Corn Island – George Ovashvili (Georgia)(Georgia, Germany, France, Czech Republic)
Blessed Benefit – Mahmoud Al Massad (Netherlands)(Germany, Jordan, Netherlands)
Terre Battue – Stéphane Demoustier (France) (France, Belgium)
The Invisible Boy – Gabriele Salvatores (Italy) (France, Ireland, France)
Love Island (Otok Ljubavi) – Jasmila Zbanic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) (Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Switzerland)
La justice ou le chaos – Vincent Garenq (France) (France, Luxembourg, Belgium)
Untitled – Film without a name – Michael Glawogger (Austria)Documentary (Austria, Germany)

Eric Lavallée is the founder, editor-in-chief and film critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. Top Films From Contemporary Film Auteurs: Almodóvar (Talk to Her), Coen Bros. (Fargo), Dardennes (La Promesse), Haneke (Caché), Hsiao-Hsien (Three Times), Kar-wai (In the Mood for Love), Kiarostami (Taste of Cherry), Lynch (Mulholland Dr.), Tarantino (Pulp Fiction), Van Sant (My Own Private Idaho), von Trier (Breaking the Waves)