EXCLUSIVE: Trailer for Visions du Réel title Les Enfants Terribles
- Ahmet Necdet Cupur’s feature debut is an intimate story of clashes between generations, and between the past and the present
In a village in the south-east of Turkey, Mahmut wants to divorce his wife, whom he married only recently. At the same time, his sister Zeynep enrols in 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 centre of a conflict in their conservative family and community, who are not used to what Mahmut and Zeynep are striving for. Said conflict is intimately captured by their elder brother Ahmet Necdet Cupur, who left the village 20 years ago to pursue his studies, in Les Enfants Terribles [+see also:
film profile], which is set to world-premiere in the international feature competition of this year’s Visions du Réel and promises to be “a story of clashes between generations, and between the past and the present”.
Before venturing into filmmaking and moving to Paris, Ahmet Necdet Cupur worked for three years in Iraq and Afghanistan during the war, as a civil engineer. Two years after his arrival, he got funding from France’s CNC for his short Latin Babylon. In 2017, he completed his film and then returned to his village in Turkey, where he shot his debut feature.
Les Enfants Terribles was produced by Delphine Morel for TS Productions (France), Anke Petersen for JYOTI Film (Germany) and Nadir Öperli for Liman Film (Turkey). Its world sales are being handled by Deckert Distribution (Germany).
Check out our exclusive trailer for Les Enfants Terribles below:
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