“S. is an eight-year-old Turkish girl endowed with an exuberant imagination, who loves nature and animals. When, from her hospital bed she recalls the happy days spent in her grandparents’ village, dark and terrifying memories rise to the surface and slowly start to make sense.”

Film by Ayçe Kartal, France/Turkey, 2016.

Wicked Girl (Kötü Kiz) is currently shortlisted for the 2018 César Awards. Selected for competition at over 75 film festivals. Winner of grand prize for national competition at Clermont-Ferrand (2018), best animated film at Leeds film festival (2017), best narrative short animation at Ottawa animation festival (2017), and jury award at Annecy animation festival (2017).

Key credits
Directed and written by Ayçe Kartal
Voice-over: Zeynep Naz Daldal
Animation: Ayce Kartal, Vaïana Gauthier, Jeanne Irzenski, Romain Vacher
Screenwriter: Ayce Kartal
Sound mixer: Raphaël Seydoux
Editing: Sébastien Marquilly
Music composers: Tarık Aslan, Serdal Dağ, Selçuk Yüksel
Executive producers: Damien Megherbi, Justin Pechberty

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