Cohen Media Group
Leah Greenblatt
November 17, 2015 AT 06:24 PM EST

Mustang

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
97 minutes
Limited Release Date
11/20/15
performer
Gunes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Elit Iscan
director
Deniz Gamze Erguven
genre
Drama

We gave it an A-

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–

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