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23th Filmfest Hamburg: Mustang by Deniz Gamze Ergüven gets CICAE Art Cinema Award

23th Filmfest Hamburg: Mustang by Deniz Gamze Ergüven gets CICAE Art Cinema Award

The CICAE is happy to announce that the film Mustang by Deniz Gamze Ergüven won the CICAE Art Cinema Award during the 23nd edition of Fimfest Hamburg. The festival took place in Hamburg from 1st to 10 th October 2015.

Synopsis

Early summer in a remote village in Northern Turkey. Lale and her four sisters are on their way home from school and stop off to play with some boys in the sea. This allegedly immoral behaviour causes a scandal – with unforeseen consequences: little by little the family home is transformed into a prison. Housework replaces schoolwork, marriages are arranged. But the sisters’ longing for freedom is enormous and won’t be suppressed. They refuse to let themselves simply be locked up. Mustang is a wonderfully defiant plea against an arch-conservative patriarchy and in the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs section of the Cannes film festival won the Europa Cinemas award.

The CICAE jury was composed of: 

Jochen Ulrich Frankl (Central Programmkino, Würzburg, Germany), Carola Stern (SSV / ASCA Independent Pictures – Switzerland), Jörg Jacob (Provinzkino Kaiserslautern, Germany)

Credits:

France, Turkey, Germany 2015 | 97 min

Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Cast: Güneş Nezihe Şensoy, Doğa Zeynep Doğuşlu, Elit İşcan, Tuğba Sunguroğlu, İlayda Akdoğan, Nihal Koldaş, Ayberk Pekcan
Orig. Title: Mustang
Original language: Turkish
World Sales: Kinology
Film-contact: Grégoire Graesslin, Kinology: festivals@kinology.eu


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