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Mustang
January 2017

Mustang tells a straightforward story of female empowerment, but it’s the way it tells that story that makes it deserving of all the accolades, including an Oscar nod for best foreign language film.

- Lenika Cruz, The Atlantic

Mustang
January 2017

While many Turks will find the final salvation distinctly inorganic, few can argue with the director's talent or that of her exceptionally fine, largely unknown cast of young women.

- Jay Weissberg, Variety

Mustang
January 2017

Mustang is full of life even as it depicts lives in lockdown.

- Nicolas Rapold, The New York Times

Mustang

Mustang

Date: January 15, 2017

Location: UICA


Mustang is a 2015 internationally co-produced drama film directed by Turkish-French film director Deniz Gamze Ergüven. The film is set in a remote Turkish village and depicts the lives of five young orphaned sisters and the challenges they face growing up in a conservative society. 

This program is free and open to the public and begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, January 15 in the UICA theater, with the short film Red Skies (9 min.) followed by the feature film.

A panel discussion with a film scholar and history/cultural representative takes place after the film viewing, followed by a reception with complimentary food and beverages reflecting the regional cuisine of the film's origin.

Panel Discussion for Mustang

Moderator: Christina Dugan

Panelist(s): Coeli Fitzpatrick and Toni Perrine

 

More about Chiaroscuro's 11th Season:

2017 Series Theme: Journeys

Using a variety of narrative, cinematic, and thematic devices, each film explores the idea of the journey – external, internal, metaphorical, or otherwise. The 2017 Series presents an award-winning roster of five celebrated films from around the world.


Reviews

Mustang tells a straightforward story of female empowerment, but it’s the way it tells that story that makes it deserving of all the accolades, including an Oscar nod for best foreign language film.

- Lenika Cruz, The Atlantic

While many Turks will find the final salvation distinctly inorganic, few can argue with the director's talent or that of her exceptionally fine, largely unknown cast of young women.

- Jay Weissberg, Variety

Mustang is full of life even as it depicts lives in lockdown.

- Nicolas Rapold, The New York Times

Mustang Official Trailer

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