Project marks director's final part of trilogy
Palestinian helmer Elia Suleiman will start filming “The Time That Remains,” in Nazareth on July 20.The $7 million pic, which will shoot in Israel, Paris and New York, marks the final part of Suleiman’s trilogy, which began with “Chronicle of a Disappearance” and “Divine Intervention.” Latter pic won the 2002 jury prize at Cannes. Pic will continue Suleiman’s examinations of Palestinian identity and promises to be his most expansive feature to date, spanning the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 through to the present day. As in his previous features, Suleiman will also write, star in and co-produce the pic. Michael Gentile (“The Film”) is also producing the pic, along with Belgian shingle Artemis, pan-Arab media company MBC and Gallic sales, financing and production entity Wild Bunch, who are selling “Time” at the market. U.K.-based shingle Corniche Pictures and the Eurimages Fund have also added coin to the project, which should be completed for next year’s Cannes.