Mustang (2015) dir. Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Venue: Harrie Massey LT
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.
Mustang premiered at the Directors’ Fortnight section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Europa Cinemas Label Award. Mustang was selected as France’s submission, and was nominated for, the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards.
‘The house became a wife factory that we never came out of.’