‘Mustang’

large_icRk3eeUXuPTKFvJ4fbXhF7guAe-1A quietly powerful story of the sexual and social awakening of five young sisters in  conservative regional Turkey. Parented by their grandmother and uncle, the five are contained within the home as neighbours complain about the girls’ behaviour.

Described as the Turkish The Virgin Suicides, debut director Deniz Gamze Erguven draws out sensitive performances as the joy of (fully clothed) playfulness on the beach is replaced by strict control and bars on all the windows of their home.

A French-Turkish co-production, Mustang was the French entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

Rating: 83%

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