Still from Mustang

Friday, 16 September 2016: Mustang

Friday, 16 September 2016, 20:00

Venue: (see Locations and Tickets for further details)

Programme category: Forest Row Film Society

Director: Deniz Gamze Ergëven, France / Germany / Turkey / Qatar 2016, 97 mins, 15

“Mustang …. ….has captivated audiences around the world with its dreamy style, its charismatic cast and its thorny subject matter, the latter of which gets at an ongoing social divide in Turkey, in which rests the issue of the place of women” – Los Angeles Times

To protect their virtue, five sisters are confined to their Turkish home. In their own ways they each rebel against their imprisonment, especially when the time comes to marry them off. An immensely powerful story of female repression and its collision with the unquenchable spirit of youth in our modern era.

“Mustang feels unlike anything you’ve seen before; it’s like a cross between a prison-break movie, an arthouse drama and a fairy tale. It’s raw, funny and incredibly moving” – Time Out

Further reading

  1. Roger Ebert
  2. The Observer
  3. The Telegraph
  4. Eye for Film (1)
  5. Eye for Film (2)
  6. Los Angeles Times
  7. Vulture
  8. Wall Street Journal
  9. The Atlantic