Mustang (2015)

Mustang (2015)

Mustang (2015)

Turkey-set drama about five young sisters accused of perverted behaviour, and subjected to a regime of punishment to correct their immoral inclinations. Cut off from popular culture, yet offered no direct advice about sex from their elders, they're imprisoned both morally and literally - though not without their own ways of skirting the prohibited. More

"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." (Cannes Film Festival)

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2015Rating: M, Violence & sexual references97 minsFrance, Germany, Turkey, QatarTurkish with English subtitles
DramaWorld Cinema

Mustang (2015) | Awards

Award Winner
Label Europa Cinemas winner, Cannes Film Festival 2015

Mustang (2015) | Reviews

Variety

Variety

[Erguven] proves especially skilled with her cast of newcomers, whose powerful individualism as well as their vibrant bond together are perfect vessels for the script's message.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Enormously pleasurable to watch, in part because of its enchanting setting and Warren Ellis’s thoughtful score, but mostly because of Sensoy and her four equally beguiling co-stars.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A gripping film, and one that ought to stir up a bit of controversy in Turkey.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

What begins as a playful look at five young women's rebellion against their strict upbringing soon becomes something far more stirring and emotional.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

What makes the transfixing film so effective is that the director refuses to portray them simplistically, as misunderstood angels, and she has enough trust in her audience to leave the drama's implicit feminism unstated.

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