Sep 06, 2016
Big Screen Cinemas, Caloundra
11.55 am – 1.40 pm
Entry: $9 at the door
Their spirit will never be broken
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 is a 2015 internationally co-produced drama film directed by Turkish-French film director Deniz Gamze Ergüven. The film is set in a remote Turkish village and depicts the lives of five young orphaned sisters and challenges they face growing up as girls in a conservative society. The event that triggers the family backlash against the five sisters at the beginning of the film is based on Ergüven’s personal life.
“Mustang tells a straightforward story of female empowerment, but it’s the way it tells that story that makes it deserving of all the accolades, including an Oscar nod for best foreign language film.” – Lenika Cruz, The Atlantic (See the full review here…)