Mustang (15)

It’s the beginning of summer. In a small village in the north of Turkey, Lale and her four sisters are on their way home from school, innocently playing with local boys. But prying village eyes view their games with suspicion and the girls’ behaviour – and refusal to repent – quickly causes a scandal among the family. As a punishment, the sisters are locked in their bedrooms, forced to wear drab dresses whenever they’re allowed out and have to take cookery classes rather than do their schoolwork. With their home now a prison the girls having nothing to work towards but arranged marriages to honour the family. But together, driven by  a desire for freedom and independence, the five sisters fight back against the limits imposed on them and test their family ties to breaking point.

Praised by critics, festivals and audiences across the globe, this stunning debut from female director Deniz Gamze Ergüven has been one of the most talked-about and celebrated films of 2016. Mustang is both a rousing tale of spirited youth and a powerful, moving and timely work of engaging social cinema.

Friday, January 13th 2017
Doors open at 7.30pm
Film starts at 8pm

Tickets will be available from Baileys Deli in Llangollen, online or at our Facebook page .

Upstairs@The Town Hall,
Llangollen Town Hall,
Castle Street, Llangollen

Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Year: 2015
Certificate: 15
Running time: 1 hour 22 minutes
Turkish with English subtitles


“Gripping… A sweet, sad Turkish delight” ★★★★ The Guardian

“Brilliant, affecting” ★★★★★ The Irish Times

“Mustang is full of life even as it depicts lives in lockdown.” – New York Times

“A sneaky shocker of a debut feature—sneaky because it’s so good at depicting the sisters’ joyousness before, and even after, darkness descends.”- The Wall Street Journal

“A tender and fresh coming-of-age film that honors the bonds of womanhood and sisterhood without taking them for granted” – The Atlantic

“A movie that never puts a foot wrong… confirms that sensitive, humanist, deeply immersive filmmaking remains alive and well”★★★★ The Washington Post