Moruya Community FILM group present: MUSTANG Saturday 27th October
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.
– Festival de Cannes Mustang is a 2015 internationally co-produced drama film directed by Turkish-French film director Deniz Gamze Ergüven in her feature debut. The film is set in a remote Turkish village and depicts the lives of five young orphaned sisters and 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 life. It premiered at the Directors' Fortnight section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Europa Cinemas Label Award. The film was selected as France's submission, and was nominated for, the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards. It was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It received nine nominations at the 41st César Awards, and won four, for Best First Feature Film, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing and Best Original Music. Mustang has received widespread critical praise. The Moruya Community Film Group screens at: The Performing Arts Centre, St Marys Primary School, Queen St, Moruya. New members are always welcome. Membership can be for 6 or 12 month period commencing from the month of payment. We run, on average, at least one screening per month on Saturday nights, and often have additional special members events.Membership is $35 for 6 months or $60 for 12 months. Screening details can be found at their website