WHO’S IN IT?
Güneş Şensoy (film debut), Doğa Doğuşlu (film debut), Elit İşcan (My Only Sunshine), Tuğba Sunguroğlu (film debut), İlayda Akdoğan (film debut), Nihal Koldaş (Majority), Ayberk Pekcan (Love and Revolution), Erol Afşin (Homeland), Bahar Kerimoglu (Cemile), Burak Yigit (Victoria), Suzanne Marrot (film debut), Serife Kara (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Deniz Gamze Ergüven (film debut), director, writer; Alice Winocour (Disorder), writer; Charles Gillibert (Clouds of Sils Maria), producer; Warren Ellis (Lawless), composer; David Chizallet (Aliyah) and Ersin Gok (film debut), cinematographers; Mathilde Van de Moortel (An Open Heart), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In a sunny village in northern Turkey, five sisters are caught innocently playing with some boys by their conservative guardians, Uncle Erol (Pekcan) and their grandmother (Koldaş). In response, the house is turned into a prison and all five girls are forbidden from stepping outside on their own, being forced to prepare for arranged marriages. All the while, the girls refuse to let their guardians’ monstrous ways break their desire for freedom and independence…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, Mustang is a powerful and timely film about tradition and the overwhelming desire to not be confounded to it, no matter what the cost.