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Les Enfants Terribles (Yaramaz Çocuklar)

Ahmet Necdet Çupur, France/ Germany/ Turkey 2021, 92 Min., OV with English subs, DCP

In a village in the south east of Turkey, Mahmut wants to divorce his newly-wed wife. At the same time, his sister Zeynep enrolls 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 Çupur, 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 Çupur worked in Iraq and Afghanistan during the war as a civil engineer. He decided to be a filmmaker and moved to Paris. After twenty years he returned to his village in Turkey and shot LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES, a documentary about his family. The film celebrated its world premiere in the official selection of Vision du Reel in 2021.

Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds