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Deniz Gamze Ergüven

Deniz Gamze Ergüven

“Any advice I could give to female directors would be the same as for males: There will be endless difficulties, some seemingly defeating, on your way. That's a given. Just wipe out the very notion of stress. Concentrate on your actors. Obsess about your story and the world it is anchored in. Deal with the hundreds of down-to-earth issues [around] the existence of your film. At some point, everything will be ripe. And you wouldn't be able to stop your film from coming to life even if you wanted to.”

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    DENIZ GAMZE ERGÜVEN France, 2015

    One of the most successful foreign-language debut features of recent times, Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s Academy Award®-nominated tale of five tenacious sisters is intelligently personal and political. Scored by Warren Ellis, this new coming-of-age classic mines the tension between tradition and progress.