It’s not hard to see why Mustang has been dubbed the “Turkish Virgin Suicides.” Like Sofia Coppola’s dreamy, unsettling 1999 debut, it’s another first film by a young female director that focuses in feverish close-up on the adolescent awakening of five restless, radiant sisters—and the ruin that follows when their family tries to contain it. But death isn’t the great equalizer it is in Suicides; instead, each girl has to negotiate the limits of her own defiance, and her definition of freedom, too. A–
(Cohen Media Group)
Genre: Drama; Starring: Gunes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Elit Iscan; Director: Deniz Gamze Erguven; Release Date Limited: 11/20/2015; Runtime (in minutes): 97; MPAA Rating: PG-13
Posted November 17 2015 — 1:24 PM EST
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