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Mustang

Drama


 

In a Turkish village five sisters innocently set off a scandal that causes their uncle and grandmother to over-react and begin arranging marriages for them.

The telling of "Mustang" has the feel of a fable. There's just enough dialogue to provide context, and the story unfolds with a reliance on visual images which gives it an almost dreamlike quality. Tension builds as the sisters become more rebellious, unable to accept the life the patriarchal and conservative village elders would resign them to. Not only women will feel the outrage of a feminist. Sisters doing it for themselves.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 23rd June 2016
Madman Entertainment 97 mins