Mustang | LUX PRIZE


reż|dir Deniz Gamze Ergüven | FR, DE, TR, QA | 2015 | 97 min
prod|pro Charles Gillibert scen|wr Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Alice Winocour zdj|ph David Chizallet, Ersin Gok muz|mus Warren Ellis mon|ed Mathilde Van de Moortel ob|cast Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Elit Iscan, Tugba Sunguroglu, Ilayda Akdogan, Nihal G. Koldas, Ayberk Pekcan, Bahar Kerimoglu, Burak Yigit, Erol Afsin, Suzanne Marrot, Serife Kara, Aynur Komecoglu dys|dis Gutek Film


The film takes place in the Turkish provinces. It's early summer, the school year has just ended. Lale and her four sisters are returning from school and engage in some innocent fun with the boys. It appears, however, that according to members of the local community the youngsters' behaviour is highly immoral. This causes a scandal that will bear far-reaching consequences. The girls are put under house arrest while the adults, in accord with local tradition, try to find them husbands that they are to wed even against their own will. The protagonists won't give up their youthful love of freedom easily, though. “Mustang” is Deniz Gamze Ergüven's feature-length debut. Much like “A Drop of Water,” this film juxtaposes the need for independence with the conservative, oppressive customs of the Turkish interior.

2015 IFF in Cannes – Label Europa Cinemas Award, Queer Palm nomination, Camera d'Or
2015 European Film Awards – European Discovery of the Year
2016 César Awards – Best First Work, Best Original Screenplay (Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Alice Winocour)
2016 Academy Awards – Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

Deniz Gamze Ergüven (1978) Turkish director and screenwriter. Graduated from La Fémis, one of the world's most prestigious film schools. Her graduation film, “A Drop of Water,” was honoured with the esteemed Golden Pardino – Leopards of Tomorrow award at the Festival del film Locarno in 2006.

2015 Mustang
2006 Bir damla su|A Drop of Water (krótki)

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Projekt i realizacja: Tomasz Żewłakow