Mustang Wem Town Hall, Shropshire

Starts Tuesday 12/07/2016 13:00
Ends Tuesday 14/06/2016 22:00

Nominated for Best Foreign Film at the recent Oscars, actress and director Deniz Gamze Ergüven's Mustang is a heady, emotional and deeply personal story and a paean to female power.

It’s set at the start of summer in a village in northern Turkey, when Lale (the youngest sister, through whose innocent eyes the film is seen) and her four sisters are spotted playing with boys while at the beach; and the supposed debauchery of their games causes a scandal with unintended consequences.

Forbidden from leaving the house by their strict uncle and grandmother, they are forced to cook and do housework instead of going to school; then, their grandmother decides to start marrying them off. But the sisters - driven by the same insatiable desire and common understanding of their right to freedom - rebel in their own ways.

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