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Fall Grants 2020 - Post-Production Stage
Current project status: POST-PRODUCTION

Ahmet Necdet Cupur / Feature Documentary / France, Germany, Turkey, Qatar / 2021 / 92 min / Original Language: Arabic, Turkish / Interests: Creative Documentary, Drama, Family, Identity

Synopsis

In Keskincik, a village situated near the Syrian border of Turkey, a young man, Mahmut wishes to divorce his newly-wed wife. Guilt-ridden, he doesn’t know how to end the marriage. Recently, Mahmut’s sister Zeynep has ended her engagement as well. Resolute to quit the village, Zeynep enrols in an open high school and finds a job in a factory. Against her father’s wishes, Zeynep hopes to leave the village and study at a university. Mahmut and Zeynep become the centre of a genuine conflict in their family and community. As resentments and dilemmas come to light, the film aims to magnify this upcoming generation as they try to escape child marriages and create a new way of life for themselves.

Credits

Director
Ahmet Necdet Cupur
Screenwriter
Ahmet Necdet Cupur
Producer
Delphine Morel, Anke Petersen, Nadir Öperli

About the Director

Ahmet Necdet Çupur worked for three years in Iraq and Afghanistan during the war as a civil engineer. He had a growing interest in cinema, so 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, after twenty years, with an idea of shooting a documentary about his family. His filmography includes ‘Latin Babylon’ (2018), ‘Boy and Bicycle’ (2015), ‘Experience’ (2014), and ‘Alley Dancer’ (2014).

Production Company Profile

TS Productions (Paris)
Producing fiction and documentary films since 1986, TS Productions (Paris) has a slate of over 50 documentaries. Two of its productions, ‘Home Sweet Home’ and ‘De Cendres et de Braises’, were recently screened at the Visions du Réel.

Liman Film (İstanbul)
Founded by Nadir Öperli, Liman Film (İstanbul) produces films with directors’ labels. The company also offers consultancy and line production services. Their recent titles include ‘A Tale of Three Sisters’ (2019), and ‘My Favorite Fabric’ (2018).

Jyoti Films (Hamburg)
With an aim to shed light on untold stories, Jyoti Films (Hamburg) tries to produce films that open new perspectives on internationally relevant topics and improve understanding of the unfamiliar.

Contacts

  • Main Contact

    Nadir Öperli

    Company: 
    Liman Film
    Phone: 
    +905336617737
    Email: 
    nadir.operli@limanfilm.com

  • Main Contact

    Deckert Distribution

    Company: 
    Deckert Distribution
    Phone: 
    (0) 341 215 66 38
    Email: 
    info@deckert-distribution.com

  • Production Company

    TS Productions

    Company: 
    TS Productions

  • Production Company

    Liman Film

    Company: 
    Liman Film

  • Production Company

    Jyoti Films

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