A stunning sensory experience and a powerful piece of social commentary cinema, Oscar-nominated Mustang is set to be one of this year’s most talked-about films.
Early summer in a village in Northern Turkey. Five free-spirited teenaged sisters splash about on the beach with their male classmates. Though their games are merely innocent fun, they are reported for taking part in what their community considers to be illicit behavior. The family overreacts, removing all "instruments of corruption," and essentially imprisoning the girls, subjecting them to endless lessons in housework in preparation for them to become brides. As the eldest sisters are married off, the younger ones bond together to avoid the same fate. The fierce love between them empowers them to rebel and chase a future where they can determine their own lives in Deniz Gamze Ergüven's debut, a powerful portrait of female empowerment.