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"A moving portrait of sisterhood, a celebration of a fierce femininity and a damning indictment of patriarchal systems that seek to destroy and control this spirit." — Katie Walsh, LA Times
Tue May 17 - 8:45PM • Thu May 19 - 4:00PM
Deniz Gamze Ergüven, France/Turkey, 2015, 97 min.
Tue May 17 - 8:45PM • Thu May 19 - 4:00PM
Evocative of both The Virgin Suicides and Lorca's House of Bernarda Alba, this (French-made) Turkish drama is the tale of five young, free-spirited sisters, house-bound and married off, one by one, at the insistence of their conservative muslim uncle and grandmother. Rich in character, nuance and beauty, Mustang has won international acclaim everywhere it has shown. more

Winner: Best First Film, Best Screenplay, Cesars awards (French Oscars); Best First Film, European Film Awards. Nominee: Academy Awards, Best Foreign Language Film

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