Mustang Film Screening

March 3, 2019 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for a screening of Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s emotional tale of girlhood and sisterhood, Mustang, as part of New Hall Art Collection’s festival celebrating female filmmakers. The screening will take place in the Buckingham House Lecture Theatre at Murray Edwards College. Book your free tickets here.

Deniz Gamze Ergüven born in Ankara, Turkey in 1978 and moved to France in the 1980s. ‘Mustang’ was her first feature film. Set in a remote Turkish village, it depicts the lives of five young orphaned sisters and the challenges they face growing up as girls in a conservative society. The event that triggers the family backlash against the five sisters at the beginning of the film is based on Ergüven’s personal experience.

Some critics have likened the film, with its dream-like intensity and mostly female cast, to Sophia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides. Its director, though, thinks it’s more like ‘Escape from Alcatraz’ (1979 American prison thriller film starring Clint Eastwood) – but with frocks.

The film premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Europa Cinemas Label Award and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards. The Guardian gave it five stars, praising it for its ‘rebellious spirit’.

The film is rated 15 for infrequent strong sex references. For more information, please see here: