Mustang is a beautiful and deeply moving film about the irrepressible spirit of five young sisters coming of age in modern-day rural Turkey and fighting not to be crushed by the heavy weight of tradition’s chains on women. Mustang is at the same time filled with the exuberance and untamed spirit of youth. It makes you ache for the liberation of women and all of humanity from all forms of oppressive relations. “Mustang” is the debut feature by Deniz Gamze Ergüven, nominated for an Oscar for best foreign language film in 2015.
“Mustang isn’t about the girls’ oppression; it’s about their heroic response to it.” The Telegraph