Directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven
US release date: November 20, 2015
2015 | Dir. Deniz Gamze Ergüven | France/Turkey/Germany/Qatar | 94 mins


Directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Written by Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Alice Winocour
Starring Dogba Doguslu, Elit Iscan, Gunes Sensoy, Ilayda Akdogan, Tugba Sunguroglu
Theatrical Release date: November 20, 2015
Run time: 94 min

Early summer 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 overreacts, removing all “instruments of corruption,” like cell phones and computers, and essentially imprisoning the girls, subjecting them to endless lessons in housework in preparation for them to become brides.  As the eldest sisters are married off, the younger ones bond together to avoid the same fate. The fierce love between them empowers them to rebel and chase a future where they can determine their own lives in Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s debut, a powerful portrait of female empowerment.

Mustang is France's official submission for the 2016 Oscars.

2016 Oscars® Nominee - Best Foreign Language Film
2016 Golden Globe Nominee - Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language

Official Selection – Cannes Film Festival 2015 Directors' Fortnight
Special Presentation – Toronto International Film Festival 2015
Winner – Heart of Sarajevo Award, Sarajevo Film Festival 2015
Winner – Europa Cinemas Prize, Cannes Film Festival 2015
Winner – Audience Award, Chicago International Film Festival 2015
Winner – Best First Film Award, Philadelphia Film Festival 2015


James Franco's Movie Column: Why 'Mustang' is the Best Film of the Year - Indiewire
With ‘Mustang’, a Director Breaks Free of Cultural Confines
- The New York Times
'Mustang' is its director's message to Turkey about modern girls
- Los Angeles Times

Opens in New York on November 20th at IFC Center and Lincoln Plaza

Opens in Los Angeles on November 20th at The Laemmle Royal Theater, on December 25th at Playhouse 7  and January 8th at Town Center 5

Opens in Boston on Friday, January 15th at Kendall Square Cinema

Opens in Daytona April 15th at Cinematique

US Distributor: Cohen Media Group

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