• Thur Mar 10
  • Sat Mar 12
Deniz Gamze Ergüyen
Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Elit Iscan

In a village in Northern Turkey, five free-spirited teenaged sisters splash about on the beach with their male classmates. Though their games are merely innocent fun, a neighbor passes by and reports what she considers to be illicit behavior to the girls’ family. The family home then turns into a prison where the girls are subjected to endless lessons in housework in preparation for marriage. As the eldest sisters are married off, the younger ones bond together to avoid the same fate. The fierce love between them and the desire for freedom empowers them to rebel and chase a future where they can determine their own lives. “Mustang beautifully expresses the girls’ unbridled energy, a force that refuses to be locked up, controlled or repressed. It’s 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.” (LA Times) France’s submission for Best Foreign Film Oscar.

Cosponsored with the Dept. of Near Eastern Studies.


DCP 'Scope color
1 hour 37 minutes
release year/country
2015 Turkey/France/Qatar/Germany