About the FilmIn a village in northern Turkey, five orphaned sisters live under strict rule while members of their family prepare their arranged marriages.
- Winner - 6 César Awards
- Nominee - Best Foreign Language Film - 2016 Academy Awards
- Nominee - Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language - 2016 Golden Globes
About the Guest ModeratorTim Jackson is an actor, musician, director, and film critic. He is currently an assistant professor at the New England Institute of Art in Digital Film and Video. Jackson has directed three documentaries: Chaos and Order: Making American Theater, Radical Jesters, and When Things Go Wrong and he is currently finishing American Gurner, a documentary short about his participation in the British 'gurning' competition. Jackson is a member of the Boston Society of Film Critics. He is co-film critic with Gerald Peary at The Arts Fuse and writes his own blog.
About the Director
Born in Ankara in 1978, Deniz Gamze Ergüven had a very cosmopolitan upbringing, between France, Turkey and the United States. A compulsive cinephile, she studied directing at La Fémis in Paris, after a BA in literature and an MA in African History at Johannesburg. Her graduation film, Bir Damla Su (Une goutte d'eau), screened at the Cannes Festival Cinéfondation and won a Leopards of Tomorrow Award at the Locarno Festival. After graduating from La Fémis, Denis Gamze Ergüven developed a debut feature set in South Central, Los Angeles, during the 1992 riots. Titled Kings, the project was selected by Emergence, the Cinéfondation Workshop and Sundance Screenwriters Lab. It was set to one side in favor of Mustang, co-written with Alice Winocour in the summer of 2012. The story of an emancipation, Mustang is a powerful, female take on contemporary Turkey. Deniz Gamze Ergüven shot it around Inebolu in northern Turkey, 600 kilometers from Istanbul.
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