Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Oscar Project 2016: Mustang

Movie: Mustang

This story of five young sisters in Turkey trying to fight their expected fates of seclusion and arranged marriages is just captivating - enraging and heartwarming and heartbreaking and hopeful all at once. It provides a fascinating look at people caught between progressive Westernization and Islamic fundamentalism, and this all SOUNDS very dour (and parts are very, very sad) but there's a lot of love and humor, too. The five actresses playing the adolescent sisters are superb. Highly recommended.

Availability: In some theaters.

Nominated in:

Foreign Language Film: Yes! It dealt with important issues while also being a compelling piece of fiction, and it was very well-made.

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