Directed by: Deniz Gamze Erguven
Cast: Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Tugba Sunguroglu
Running Time: 94 mins
Genre: Drama / Coming-of-Age
Their spirit would never be broken.
“A beautifully mounted story about the demonization of young female sexuality.” Variety
In a village in the north of Turkey, Lale and her four sisters innocently celebrate the end of the school year at the beach with some boys. The supposed debauchery of their actions causes their home to progressively transform into a prison; classes on housework and cooking replace school, and marriages are arranged. The five sisters, driven by the same desire for freedom, fight back against the limits imposed upon them.
Nominated for a best foreign film Oscar in 2016, and anchored by sensational performances and a moving soundtrack by Warren Ellis (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), for which Ellis won ‘Best Music’ at this year’s César Awards for his original film score. MUSTANG is a powerful portrait of female empowerment.