Qu'est-ce qu'être une femme quand on est encore une enfant ? Comment conquérir sa liberté et échapper à la tradition qui dresse et dispose des corps ? La formidable réponse que livre Deniz Gamze Ergüyen dans son premier film, c'est de le traiter par la joie de vivre et la rébellion, pour ne pas se laisser dompter. Un film solaire, tourbillonnant, radieux, poignant, fougueux et lumineux. Un feu sacré à la liberté.
solidarity in womanhood is not uniformity; it is to allow every story to be told with urgency, magnanimity, and attention. mustang is vivid in its dedication to these five sisters and their stories. they stand with one another, and as such, the viewer--enthralled--is made to stand with them as well.
*5 How in the hell did a first time director pull this off? Her imperfections morphed into beauty as everything came together within this film. The similarities to Sofia's "Virgin Suicides" cannot be denied, but to me; this is film is much more of an complete flushed out thought. Beautiful Cinematography combined with a very concise plot structure makes Deniz's debut a winner. I am excited to see "Kings."
I got quite angry in behalf of the girls, or as them, I must say. I felt powerless, I felt frustrated, and gosh, I felt so sad, and at times I could feel their happiness as well. (I love the scene of the soccer match, when they go to the stadium) This film is a ride of emotions and quite powerful. Mustang has become one of my favorite films, I am angry at myself for not watching it sooner.
This Oscar nominated film and winner of Cesar awards shows how 5 young sisters in Turkey are schooled for becoming housewives and then married off to a panoply of neighbours at the earliest opportunity. It has warmth, humour and a single rebellious entity with 5 heads and one body. Excellent!