Beautifully shot, with stunning performances by its young cast, the Oscar-nominated Mustang is both a rousing tale of spirited youth and a powerful, moving and timely work of engaging social cinema.
It’s the beginning of summer. In a small village in northern Turkey, Lale and her four sisters are on their way home from school, innocently playing with local boys. But prying village eyes view their games with suspicion and the girls’ behaviour – and refusal to repent – quickly causes a scandal among the family.
Soon the sisters find themselves locked in their bedrooms, with sober dress enforced and their schoolwork replaced by cookery classes. Their home now a prison, all the girls have to live for are arranged marriages and family honour. But together, driven by strength, courage and a desire for freedom, the five sisters fight back against the limits imposed on them and test their family ties to breaking point.
Drawing vocal support from critics, festivals and audiences across the globe, this highly impressive debut from director Deniz Gamze Ergüven was one of the most talked-about and celebrated films of 2016.
"Impressive and powerful... a gripping and haunting tale of family honour, tradition, sexual paranoia and a desire for freedom."
- Clive Botting, The Huffington Post
Our screenings are intimate but relaxed, held at the beautiful Foundation Coffee House, with a maximum audience size of around thirty people.
Doors open at 6:30pm and the film will begin at 7pm.
Tickets: £5 / £3 / £0
Deniz Gamze Ergüven
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