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Directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven • 2015 • Turkey
Starring Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Tugba Sunguroglu
Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s stunning debut feature is an exhilarating immersion into the world of a spirited Turkish girl and her four teenage sisters, who are placed under virtual lockdown and threatened with the prospect of arranged marriages after they are accused of indecency by their conservative family. Rebelling against their oppressive home life, the girls find strength in one another as they begin to plot their escape. Unfolding with raw, heart-pounding immediacy, MUSTANG is both a stinging indictment of patriarchal misogyny and a joyous celebration of sisterly bonds.