LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES
2021 / 92 ’ /Color / Turkey
Director: Ahmet Necdet Çupur
Screenplay: Ahmet Necdet Çupur
Music : John Gurtler , Jan Miserre
Cinematography: Ahmet Necdet Çupur , Lucie Baudinaud
Editing : Mathilde Van De Moortel, Elif Uluengin, Nicolas Suburlati
Cast : Ahmet Necdet Çupur, Zeynep Çupur, Mahmut Çupur, Nezahat Çupur
Producer : Nadir Öperli
Production: Liman Film Nadir Öperli
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In a village in the south east of Turkey, Mahmut wants to divorce his newly-wed wife. At the same time, his sister Zeynep enrols in an open high school and takes on a job in a factory. Against her father’s wishes, she wants to leave the village and ultimately go to university. The siblings’ demands become the center of conflict in their conservative family and community, who are not used to what Mahmut and Zeynep strive for. Intimately captured by their elder brother Ahmet Necdet Cupur, who left the village twenty years ago to pursue his studies, LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES is a story of clashes between generations, between the past and the present.
Ahmet Necdet Cupur worked for three years in Iraq and Afghanistan during the war as a civil engineer. He decided to be a filmmaker and moved to Paris. Two years after his arrival, he got funding from CNC for his short film ‘Latin Babylon’. The year he completed his film, he returned to his village in Turkey, after twenty years, and shot ‘Les enfants terribles’ a documentary about his family with the funds from CNC France, Sundance DFP for production, World Cinema Fund of Berlinale among others The documentary made its world premiere in the official selection of Vision du Reel in 2021.