FILM: SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL AT CASULA POWERHOUSE: MUSTANG (M)
1 Jul 2016 | 7:30pm Film screeningBook Tickets
This event has now passed - see upcoming film events here.
This Turkish gem is a powerful portrait of sisterhood.
On the last day of school in a village in northern Turkey, five lively sisters splash around on the beach with their male classmates. Their innocent games catch the eye of a nosey neighbour, who reports what she considers to be their illicit behaviour to the orphaned girls' overbearing grandmother and domineering uncle. The family overreacts, confiscating all ‘instruments of corruption' like cell phones and computers. The girls become prisoners in their own home, forced to endure endless lessons in housework in preparation for marriage. Deniz Gamze Ergüven's debut is an understated, heartfelt feminist drama that highlights the sisters' fierce unity and resilience, and the bittersweet loss of their childhood.
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
Winner of a Cannes Directors' Fortnight prize, four Césars and an Oscar nomination
Country Turkey | Language Turkis with English subtitles
Phone02 9824 1121