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MUSTANG / 20h30




Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Turkey, France, Germany, Qatar, 2015, 94'

Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Screenwriters: Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Alice Winocour
MusicWarren Ellis
Cast: Güneş Şensoy, Doğa Doğuşlu, Elit İşcan, Tuğba Sunguroğlu, İlayda Akdoğan, Nihal Koldaş, Ayberk Pekcan, Erol Afşin
Editing: Mathilde Van de Moortel
Producer: Charles Gillibert
Co-producers: Patrick Andre, Frank Henschke, Anja Uhland, Mine Vargi
Production: CG Cinéma, Vistamar Filmproduktion, Uhlandfilm , Bam Film , Kinology, Canal+, Ciné+, ZDF/Arte, Eurimages, Turkish Culture Ministry , Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA), Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Doha Film Institute



The film is set in a remote Turkish village and depicts the life of Lale and her four sisters. They are walking home from school, playing innocently with some boys. The immortality of their play sets off a scandal that has unexpected consequences. The family home is progressively transformed into a prison; instruction in homemaking replaces school and marriages start being arranged. The five sisters who share a common passion for freedom, find ways of getting around the constraints imposed on them. The protagonists of this movie are not victims, since being a woman in man’s world requires special type of courage.


mustang2Deniz Gamze Ergüven is a Turkish-French film director and actress best known for her debut film Mustang, which became hit on numerous festivals. Ergüven attended La Fémis graduating in 2008. Her debut film Mustang premiered in the at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Europa Cinemas Label Award. The film was selected as the French entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards.

Festivals and awards:


  • AFI Fest 2015, Audience Award New Auteurs

  • Cannes Film Festival 2015, Label Europa Cinemas, Golden Camera and Queer Palm

  • Chicago International Film Festival 2015, Audience Choice Award Best Narrative Foreign-Language Feature

  • Hamburg Film Festival 2015 Art Cinema Award Weltkino Filmverleih and Hamburg Producers Award German-European Cinematic Productions

  • Hawaii International Film Festival 2015, EuroCinema Hawai'i Award Best Film

  • Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2015, New Talent Award

  • Melbourne International Film Festival 2015, People's Choice Award Best Narrative Feature

  • Odessa International Film Festival 2015, Golden Duke Grand Prix Best Director

  • Philadelphia Film Festival 2015, Archie Award Best First Feature Narrative Award Grand Jury Prize

  • Sakhalin International Film Festival 2015, Grand Prix For the organic naturalness and the beauty of genuine and truthful life on screen.

  • Sarajevo Film Festival 2015, Heart of Sarajevo Best Film and Best Actress

  • Seville European Film Festival 2015, Audience Award

  • Stockholm Film Festival 2015, Bronze Horse Best Film

  • Thessaloniki Film Festival 2015, Audience Award Balkan Survey

  • Valladolid International Film Festival 2015, Audience Award Best Film, FIPRESCI Prize Best Film, Silver Spike Best Film and Youth Jury Award Best Film

  • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2015

  • New Zealand International Film Festival 2015

  • Venice Film Festival 2015

  • Toronto International Film Festival 2015

  • Jameson Cinefest International Film Festival 2015

  • Reykjavik International Film Festival

  • Filmekimi 2015

  • Busan International Film Festival 2015

  • Edmonton International Film Festival 2015

  • Chicago International Film Festival 2015

  • Middleburg Film Festival 2015

  • Valladolid International Film Festival 2015

  • International Film Festival of Curitiba Biennial 2015

  • Stockholm International Film Festival 2015

  • Cinedays Film Festival 2015

  • Denver International Film Festival 2015




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