Virtual: MUSTANG

Deniz Gamze Ergüven / Cert 15 / 97mins / Turkey-France-Germany / Subtitles

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“Shot in restless natural light, the movie feels as alive as its heroines, the energy enough to shake the screen.  I won't tell you how it ends. I will say you should see for yourself.” ★★★★★ Danny Leigh  

Early summer in a village in Northern Turkey. Five free-spirited teenaged sisters splash about on the beach with their male classmates. Though their games are innocent fun, a neighbor passes by and reports what she considers to be illicit behavior to the girls' family. The family overreacts, removing all "instruments of corruption," like cell phones and computers, and essentially imprisoning the girls, subjecting them to endless lessons in housework in preparation for them to become brides. The fierce love between them empowers them to chase a different future, one where they can determine their own lives. 

And if you’re missing the warm glow of watching together in the Lexi auditorium, we’ll be watching Mustang online at 6.30pm on Monday 23rd March.  Join us at 8.05pm on the Lexi Facebook page for some genial post-film discussion.

This film is available via streaming platform MUBI, and our friends there are giving Lexi customers 3 months' free viewing. Sign up and start viewing here... You'll be asked to enter your card details, but no money will be taken and you can cancel after 3 months. (Thanks MUBI!)


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