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Five young sisters are running on a country path, their hair waving in the air like mane. But this summer everything will change in an instant: after the sisters have begun an innocent game with their classmates, their conservative grandmother and uncle decide to marry them off, with or without their consent. Phones and computers are taken away, modern clothing is replaced by brown baggy dresses, windows are barred, and the house fills with various female relatives who set on a mission to transform the unruly girls into perfect housewives. The lives of the young women break under the pressure of the pretence and fear of a prejudiced mind. After featuring at Cannes, critics dubbed Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s melancholic feminist drama a “Virgin Suicides” with a Turkish twist. “Mustang” is her first feature-length picture, yet it’s already among the finalists of the LUX Prize!
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