Mustang

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Mustang

Directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven

  • France, Turkey, Germany 2015; 97 min
  • Original version: Turkish
  • Genre: Drama
    • Europa Cinemas Label - Directors' Fortnight
    • Heart of Sarajevo for Best Film, Heart of Sarajevo for Best Actress (Ensemble Cast), Audience Award - Sarajevo FF
    • Silver Spike Feature-length, Best New Director, FIPRESCI Prize, Sociograph Award, Audience Award - Seminci
    • Best Script - Stockholm FF
    • Label Europa Cinema, European Discovery - FIPRESCI Prize (Best First Feature) - European Film Awards
    • Best Film, Most Promising Actresses, Heike Hurst Award for First Feature and Cinematography (David Chizallet)- Lumières Awards
    • Best Script, Best Original Score, Best Editing, Best Film Debut - César Awards
    • Best Film - Dublin IFF
    • Media Prize (European Program) - Prishtina IFF

  • French submission for the Academy Awards
    Toronto IFF

Synopsis

Early summer. In a village in northern Turkey, Lale and her four sisters are walking home from school, playing innocently with some boys. The immorality of their play sets off a scandal that has unexpected consequences. The family home is progressively transformed into a prison; instruction in homemaking replaces school and marriages start being arranged. The five sisters who share a common passion for freedom, find ways of getting around the constraints imposed on them.

Production

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  • BAM FILM

     

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  • UHLANDFILM

     

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