Les Enfants terribles / Yaramaz Çocuklar

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 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.

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Details

Country of Production
France, Turkey, Germany

Year of Production
2021

Format
HD, DCP

Length
52 / 93 min

Director
Ahmet Necdet Cupur

Production
TS Productions in co-production with JYOTI Film, Liman Film, France Télévision and Al Jazeera Documentary Channel

Original Language
Turkish, Arabic

Subtitles
English, French

Festivals / Awards

Visions du Réel 2021 (Special Jury Award)
DocsBarcelona 2021
Sarajevo IFF 2021 (Human Rights Award)
fARAD IDF 2021
BFI London 2021

//EFA Documentary Film Selection 2021