Mustang M

5 young women leaning over linking arms in a circle and looking directly down into the camera.
01 April
Arc Cinema
$12/$10 (season pass $60/$50)
Dir: Deniz Gamze Ergüven, M, Turkey, 2015, 97mins, DCP,

In a village in the north of Turkey, Lale (Günes Sensoy) and her 4 sisters innocently celebrate the end of the school year at the beach with some boys.

The supposed debauchery of their actions causes their home to progressively transform into a prison; classes on housework and cooking replace school, and marriages are arranged.

The 5 sisters, driven by the same desire for freedom, fight back against the limits imposed upon them.

Nominated for Best International Film at the Academy Awards and anchored by sensational performances and a moving soundtrack by Warren Ellis, Mustang is a gripping portrait of female empowerment.

Ergüven has delivered a debut for the ages, her film a chilling, emotionally shattering marvel I'm unlikely to forget anytime soon’ –

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