MUSTANG (15)

Date Time
Mon 6th June 7.45pm
Tues 7th June 7.45pm

Dir: Deniz Gamze Ergüven | France / Germany / Qatar / Turkey | 2015 | 97 mins | Turkish w/English Subtitles
Cast: Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Tugba Sunguroglu, Elit Iscan, Ilayda Akdogan

Nominated for Best Foreign Film at the recent Oscars, Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s Mustang is a heady, emotional and deeply personal story. It’s set in northern Turkey where Lale and her sisters are spotted playing with boys at the beach. Subsequently forbidden from leaving the house by their uncle and grandmother, their lives are suddenly and brutally restricted. But the sisters, driven by the same insatiable desires and a common understanding of their right to freedom, rebel in their own ways. Ergüven’s essential film is a parable for the need for equality and female independence; brilliantly acted by its affecting young cast.

“The Virgin Suicides in Anatolia […] a sweet, sad Turkish delight” **** Jordan Hoffman, Guardian

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