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Les Enfants Terribles (18+)

France – Turkey – Germany, 2021, colour, 93 min.
Director: Ahmet Necdet Cupur
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?
With painful honesty their journey is intimately captured by their brother and filmmaker Ahmet Necdet Cupur.
Russian premier

AWARDS

Visions du Réel (Switzerland, 2021) – Special Jury Award.

Ahmet Necdet Cupur

Ahmet Necdet Cupur

was born in a village situated by the Syrian border in Turkey. He 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 and decided to be a filmmaker. He left his engineering job and moved to Paris. Les Enfants terribles is his first feature-length documentary.

FILMOGRAPHY

Les Enfants terribles, 2021.
France – Turkey – Germany, 2021, colour, 93 min.
Director: Ahmet Necdet Cupur
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?
With painful honesty their journey is intimately captured by their brother and filmmaker Ahmet Necdet Cupur.
Russian premier

AWARDS

Visions du Réel (Switzerland, 2021) – Special Jury Award.