Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Thu, Jan 7, 2016
7:30pm

GOLDEN GLOBE FOREIGN-LANGUAGE NOMINEE SERIES 2016
Writer-Director Deniz Gamze Ergüven In Person!
MUSTANG
Presented by the American Cinematheque and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association

Click here for an overview of the whole series and to submit your free rsvp for the Golden Globe Foreign-Language Symposium and dessert reception on Saturday, January 9, 2016 with all of the filmmakers in person. Or watch the Symposium as a live stream!

Discussion following with writer-director Deniz Gamze Ergüven.
MUSTANG
2015, Cohen Media Group, 97 min, France/Turkey, Dir: Deniz Gamze Ergüven

When five sisters take an innocent walk on the beach with a few male friends, things get blown way out of proportion in this affecting drama set in northern Turkey. The girls’ conservative grandmother cracks down, confining them to a home that becomes a prison/wife factory – but these young women have a spirit that refuses to be broken. Buoyed by superb performances (all the more impressive given this is the feature debut of Ergüven and most of her lead actresses), MUSTANG is as powerful as it is timely. “What makes the transfixing film so effective is that the director refuses to portray [the girls] simplistically, as misunderstood angels, and she has enough trust in her audience to leave the drama's implicit feminism unstated.” - David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter. In Turkish with English subtitles.


Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Thu, Jan 7, 2016 • 7:30pm

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