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.

"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)

Label Europa Cinemas winner, Cannes Film Festival 2015
2015Rating: M, Violence & sexual references97 minsFrance, Germany, Turkey, QatarTurkish with English subtitles
DramaWorld Cinema
86%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

[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.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Raw, funny and incredibly moving.

4.0
0
The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

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.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

4.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

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

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0

I honestly can't tell whether this is a French film or Turkish film. This kind of films give me creeps: if you lose your origins, how can you tell your people's stories?

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

[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.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Raw, funny and incredibly moving.

4.0
0
The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

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.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

4.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

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

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0

I honestly can't tell whether this is a French film or Turkish film. This kind of films give me creeps: if you lose your origins, how can you tell your people's stories?

3.0
0