A beautifully mounted story about the demonization of young female sexuality in a remote Turkish village.
-Jay Weissberg, Variety
What makes the transfixing film so effective is that the director refuses to portray them simplistically, as misunderstood angels
-David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
Un long-métrage d'une grâce et d'une fougue lumineuses.
Un film fort, qui exalte le désir de vivre.
-Le Dauphiné Libéré
Un film énergique et doux qui emporte le spectateur.
-20 Minutes


Early summer in a village in northern Turkey, Lale and her four sisters are walking home from school, playing innocently with some boys. The immorality of their play sets off a scandal that has unexpected consequences. The family home is progressively transformed into a prison; instruction in homemaking replaces school and marriages start being arranged. The five sisters who share a common passion for freedom, find ways of getting around the constraints imposed on them.

Theatrical Release Date

Friday, January 15, 2016
Original Languages: Turkish
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 97 min
Year: 2014
Status: Completed


Günes Sensoy
Doga Zeynep Doguslu
Elit Iscan
Deniz Gamze Ergüven



Director Deniz Gamze Ergüven. Courtesy of Cohen Media.
Ilayda Akdogan and Tugba Sunguroglu with Elit Iscan facing away from camera, Gunes Sensoy laying across, Doga Zeynep Doguslu shoulder in lower left corner.Photo courtesy of Cohen Media Group.
Tugba Sunguroglu, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Elit Iscan, Ilayda Akdogan, and Gunes Sensoy in MUSTANG.Photo courtesy of Cohen Media Group.
Clockwise starting with actress in red sash: Tugba Sunguroglu, Ilayda Akdogan, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Elit Iscan, and Gunes Sensoy in MUSTANG.Photo courtesy of Cohen Media Group.