Les Enfants terribles
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    Les Enfants terribles

    Directed by

    France, Turkey, Germany

    2021

    93 min

    • Turkish
    • Arabic

    Documentary

    Zeynep dreams of a higher education and her brother Mahmut of leaving his arranged marriage. This is enough to outrage their patriarchal father and cause a stir in their rural hometown in the east of Turkey. Here, traditions, expectations and obligations rule life, not self-fulfillment. When Mahmut and Zeynep start questioning the role that is imposed on them, it is considered as sacrilegious disobedience. Will they manage to break out of a world that’s suffocating them and build up a self-defined, independent life?

    Awards

    • Human Rights Award - Sarajevo FF
    • Special Jury Award - Visions du Réel

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cinematography
    Ahmet Necdet Cupur
    Editing
    Mathilde Van de Moortel
    Music
    Paradox Paradise
    Ahmet Necdet Cupur
    Gürkan Özkaya
    Johannes Grehl
    Sales
    DECKERT DISTRIBUTION
    Production
    TS PRODUCTIONS
    Production
    JYOTI FILMS
    Production
    LIMAN FILM

    Press

    The intimacy of the interactions and the obvious emotional connection that the filmmaker has with his subjects provides this documentary with a remarkably unfiltered candor.

    Screen Daily

    Ahmet Necdet Çupur

    Ahmet Necdet Çupur

    Turkey

    Ahmet Necdet Çupur obtained a civil engineering diploma and worked three years in Iraq and Afghanistan during the war. In one of his journeys, he shot a short film in Romania with his own means and decided to be a filmmaker. He left his engineering job and moved to Paris. Two years after his arrival, he got funding from CNC for his short film LATIN BABYLON (2017). The year he completed his film, he returned to his natal village, after twenty years, with an idea of shooting a documentary about his family. His latest project LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES was selected at Qumra 2021.

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