Lux Prize Screening: Mustang (15) + live satellite Q&A with Deniz Gamze Ergüven


10 October 2016
Cinema 3
This is a free screening
Tickets are available to book on a first come, first served basis and collected 15 minutes before the start of the film
Additional tickets may be available, and a returns queue will be operating at this screening

In rural Turkey, five headstrong, beautiful sisters - Sonay, Selma, Ece, Nur and Lale - are punished after daring to play with a group of boys at the beach. Forced to leave school, dress modestly and learn to be housewives by their conservative grandmother and uncles, the girls struggle with the huge change to their lives, and cope in different ways.

This is an incredible debut feature by Deniz Gamze Ergüven, who confronts the weight of an oppressive society with moments of hope, humour and the bond of sisterhood.

All the performances here are astonishing, not least Günes Sensoy as the youngest sister Lale, who powers the story. And, there's a brilliant soundtrack from Warren Ellis. An extraordinary film.

France/Turkey/Germany/Qatar 2016 Dir Deniz Gamze Ergüven 97 min

This screening is followed by a live satellite Q&A with director Deniz Gamze Ergüven

The Lux Film Prize brochure is available download here
Please arrive promptly at the advertised start time

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