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MUSTANG [Turkey] – Thursday 13 October, 8pm

By February 1, 2016December 30th, 2016archive, Season 15 films

Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee – Best Foreign Language Film

Five Turkish adolescent sisters have their freedoms unjustly stripped from them in the Turkish-French director Deniz Gamze Erguven’s understated feminist drama. The word Mustang  conjures vivid images of bands of wild horses roaming the untamed American West, their manes flying and their defiant spirits resistant to being broken. Those qualities also fit the five young sisters in this intimate drama, whose independence and burgeoning sexuality prompt their alarmed guardians to sequester the girls in a systematic campaign to break their unity and tame them into traditional female roles.

Click here to read The Irish Times review. ★★★★★  ‘Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s brilliant, affecting Academy Award-nominated drama, loosely based on her own upbringing, initially resembles The Virgin Suicides only to swerve into nail-biting thriller terrain.’

Click here to read The Telegraph review.   ★★★★ ‘Mustang isn’t about the girls’ oppression; it’s about their heroic response to it.’

97% from Rotten Tomatoes.

Turkey, 2015 | Language: Turkish | 97 minutes | Cert: 15A

Directpr: Deniz Gamze Ergüven

Starring: Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Tugba Sunguroglu, Elit Iscan, Ilayda Akdogan