International Competition

Les Enfants terribles

Ahmet Necdet Çupur
Screening time  
06.04. / Wednesday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 1 Ticket
09.04. / Saturday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 5 Ticket

In a village in the southeast 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

Ohad Milstein is an award winning Israeli documentary filmmaker and producer. He teaches Cinema at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (Screen-based Arts Department) in Jerusalem and lives in Tel Aviv. Ohad studied Cinema at Tel Aviv University and graduated from the Department of Art & Photography at The Bezalel Academy of Art and Design with an MFA. His filmography, among other works, includes award-winning films Week 23, Planets - Four Variations of Detachment, and Systema.

General sponsor

Yaramaz Çocuklar

France, Germany, Turkey
2021, 93'

Directed by:
Ahmet Necdet Çupur

Screenplay by:
Ahmet Necdet Çupur

Ahmet Necdet Çupur

Edited by:
Mathilde Van de Moortel

Paradox Paradise

Delphine Morel

Produced by:
TS Productions

Festivals & Awards:

Visions du Réel: Special Jury Award (2021)
Sarajevo FF: Human Rights Award (2021)
Adana Golden Boll IFF: Best Film; Best Editing; Special Jury Mention (2021)
Flahertiana IDF: Second Silver Nanook; Audience Award (2021)
IDFA (2021)
EFA Documentary Film Selection (2021)


Deckert Distribution
Hanne Biermann