In a village in rural Turkey from nowadays, five sisters rise up against their family and a shocking patriarcal law and order. The french and turkish director, Deniz Gamze Ergüven, shot “Mustang”, her first movie, in the following of the Gezi Park protests in Istanbul. Disclosure of Cannes’ festival in 2015, and representing France the next year at the Oscars of Hollywood, this impetuous movie is relevant regarding the recent events in Turkey, when Turkish government hardens himself, when Turkish women are victims of attacks from the religious and conservative power. Amine Mestari’s documentary, 44th of the “a Film & its Era” collection created by Marie Genin and Serge July, tracks down the story of this film, its autobiographical side, and the rising tensions between tradition and modernity, between Orient and Occident, between secularisme and religiousness, between city and countryside, that define the nowadays turkish society.
See the trailer : https://vimeo.com/269626338