Much like Coppola's 'The Virgin Suicides', this Turkish rites-of-passage film explores the repressive nature of authoritarian-Conservative nuclear family paradigms. Films that shed a light on political regressions such as this throughout society, are as important as ever. A potent feminist film in pursuit of gender emancipation.
Truly, truly impressed. Ostensibly being lyrical & vividly beautiful with soft sunlight, actually this movie's heartbreaking & powerful tale about girls who wanna be free & righteous indignation to repression women suffer by f***ing patriarchy(maybe this is "All I wanna do" rather than "The Virgin Suicides").Turkish President says gender equality against nature....WTF MORON, I DON'T BELONG TO YOU, WORLD!!!! (cry out)
Subtle, smart and elegant approach to such a tragic reality that thousands of women still have to go through in this day and age. EVERYONE should watch this movie, if not to become aware of the lives of all these young women confined in this retrograde and perverse society, at least to appreciate the work of art it is.
Not a strong three. And let me say: I am very much in the market for a five-sisters-as-force-of-nature-resisting-patriarchy movie. I love some of the surprise configurations of solidarity. Unfortunately I felt like I was in ploddingly familiar arthouse territory, and had significant issues w/ the storytelling. Young Günes Sensoy is extremely impressive. Her gaze says 'this is bullshit' better than anything else here.
Huge Virgin Suicides vibe, but a lot better. It's just sad how some cultures treat young girls like caged animals, waiting for an arranged marriage to send them away. Sorrowful, but warmly real, almost documentarylike.
Beautifully shot, but somewhat aimless. The most interesting parts of the story don't happen on-camera. The actors are impressive and the character dynamics are fun, but Lale and Sonay have the best on-screen presences.
[Review] 82/100 - Mustang (Deniz Gamze Ergüven, France/Germany/Turkey/Qatar)
Mustang offers hope and inspiration in its heartwarming conclusion while being sure not to override its underlying sense of tragedy.
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