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Mustang

English title: Mustang
Original title: Mustang
German title: Mustang
France, Turkey,Germany, Qatar, 2015

Director: Ergu?ven, Deniz Gamze
Production company: CG Cinema
Co-producers: Vistamar Filmproduktion, Ulhandfilm, BAM Film
Age recommendation: 12 years and up
Length: 97 min.
Film genre: Feature film

Synopsis:
In a Turkish coastal village, young Lale and her older sisters Nur, Ece, Selma and Sonay celebrate the end of the school year, even though the young girl is sad because her favourite teacher is going to work in Istanbul the following year. The sisters go to the beach with a group of male students where they play, fully clothed, fighting in the water while riding piggyback on the boys' shoulders. The news of the ‘scandal’ immediately reaches their grandmother who responds by punishing them, but the harshest punishment comes from their uncle (their parents are dead), who decides to ground them so that they are not able to cause any more scandals. To settle the matter definitively, he begins looking for possible suitors for arranged marriages which will restore the family's honour.

Festivals:
Cannes 2015 (Europe Cinema Award), Sarajevo 2015 (awarded), Odessa 2015, Lux Award, European Film Award, Toronto IFF 2015, Castellinaria Bellinzona 2015 (awarded), Stockholm IFF 2015 (awarded), Oscar nomination 2016, Zagreb FF 2015, Ale Kino Poznan 2015 (awarded), César Awards 2015: best debut, best original script, best editing, best music; , Sehpferdchen Hannover 2016

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Kinology (FR)

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