December 12, 2017

MUSTANG

Showing: Saturday, February 20 – 8:00 PM
Title: Mustang
Year: 2015
Country: Turkey/France/Qatar/Germany
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Five free-spirited sisters live with their grandparents in rural Turkey. After an innocent romp with boys on the beach, violating the harsh strictures of their society, they are imprisoned in the house. Instead of lessons at school, there are “wife lessons,” bars on the windows, and meetings with prospective husbands. The girls manage to sneak away, but the walls close in. Ultimately, their heroism lies simply in being themselves and in making noise against the confines of their culture. 2015, Turkey/France/Qatar/Germany, 97 minutes, in Turkish with English sub-titles

2016 Academy Awards nominee: Best Foreign Film

“It’s a moving portrait of sisterhood, a celebration of a fierce femininity and a damning indictment of patriarchal systems that seek to destroy and control this spirit.” – Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times

“The story’s quiet power comes from its sensitive observation of the characters as normal, emancipated young modern women, with healthy desires and curiosities, whose supposed transgressions are imagined and then magnified in the judgmental minds of others.” –David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

Mustang is the début feature of Deniz Gamze Ergüven, and it’s quite something: a coming-of-age fable mapped onto a prison break, at once dream-hazed and sharp-edged with suspense.” – Anthony Lane, The New Yorker