30.09. - 09.10.2021

Mustang France, Turkey, Germany 2015 | 97 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2015

Deniz Gamze Ergüven

Deniz Gamze Ergüven studied history and then film at the La fémis school in Paris. Her graduate work Bir Damla Su (2006) was shown at numerous festivals and won prizes, including in Locarno. Mustang is her full-length debut.

rated for 0 + years
Early summer in a remote village in Northern Turkey. Lale and her four sisters are on their way home from school and stop off to play with some boys in the sea. This allegedly immoral behaviour causes a scandal – with unforeseen consequences: little by little the family home is transformed into a prison. Housework replaces schoolwork, marriages are arranged. But the sisters' longing for freedom is enormous and won't be suppressed. They refuse to let themselves simply be locked up. Mustang is a wonderfully defiant plea against an arch-conservative patriarchy and in the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs section of the Cannes film festival won the Europa Cinemas award.
Original title: Mustang
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Turkish
Section: Freihafen
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Screenplay: Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Alice Winocour
Cast: Güneş Nezihe Şensoy, Doğa Zeynep Doğuşlu, Elit İşcan, Tuğba Sunguroğlu, İlayda Akdoğan, Nihal Koldaş, Ayberk Pekcan
Producer: Charles Gillibert, Frank Henschke, Anja Uhland, Mine Vargi
Director of Photography: David Chizallet, Ersin Gok
Music: Warren Ellis
Production Design: Serdar Yemiscu
Editor: Mathilde Van de Moortel
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor: Weltkino Filmverleih GmbH
World Sales: Kinology
Production: CG Cinema; Vistamar Filmproduktion; Uhland Film; BAM Film; Kinology
Contact: Grégoire Graesslin, Kinology:


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