“A beautifully mounted story about the demonization of young female sexuality” – Variety
First-timer Deniz Gamze Ergüven won hearts at the Sarajevo Film Festival when her captivating drama Mustang was awarded Best Feature and Best Actress for the ensemble cast of daughters.
Set in a village by the Black Sea, far from Istanbul, five sisters spark controversy after they swim and cavort with local school boys. Societal pressure to confine their sexuality becomes a literal lock and key as the girls are stripped of their mobile phones, make up, tight-fitting clothes and forced to take virginity tests until they are cajoled into arranged marriages.
With artful, award-winning performances and a beautifully shot narrative reminiscent of Sofia Coppola’s Virgin Suicides, Mustang’s gripping portrayal of youthful rebellion will have your heart racing.