MUSTANG

By Deniz GAMZE ERGÜVEN

CG CINEMA - as PROD

Social issues - Completed 2015

In a remote Turkish village, five vivacious girls led by the youngest - rebellious 13-year-old Lale - grow out of childhood in a family obsessed with tradition and, specifically, the girls' virtue. A magnificent and poignant tale of tension between past and present in modern Turkey.

Festivals
& Awards

Director's Fortnight 2015
Directors Fortnight
Toronto - TIFF 2015
Special Presentations
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Social issues, First film
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, GERMANY, TURKEY
    • Languages
    • TURKISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 94 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Deniz GAMZE ERGÜVEN
    • Producer(s)
    • Charles GILLIBERT (CG Cinéma), Frank HENSCHKE (Vistamar)
    • Synopsis
    • It’s the beginning of the summer.
      In a village in the north of Turkey, Lale and her four sisters come home from school, innocently playing with boys.
      The supposed debauchery of their games causes a scandal with unintended consequences.
      The family home slowly turns into a prison, classes on housework and cooking replace school, and marriages begin to be arranged.
      The five sisters, driven by the same desire for freedom, fight back against the limits imposed on them.
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