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Five sisters, a summer day, a little bit of fun... and a fatal chain reaction takes its course. 'Mustang' is the name of Director Deniz Gamze Ergüven's debut film which caused quite a furor at various festivals. Her story about sisterly love and self-determination is the French contender in the running for an Oscar in the category 'Best Foreign Language Film'. A must-see! We have the trailer for you on GoSee.
Synopsis – Early summer in a village in Northern Turkey. Five free-spirited teenaged sisters splash about on the beach with their male classmates. Though their games are merely innocent fun, a neighbor passes by and reports what she considers to be illicit behavior to the girls’ family. The family overreacts, removing all “instruments of corruption,” like cell phones and computers, and essentially imprisoning the girls, subjecting them to endless lessons in housework in preparation for them to become brides. As the eldest sisters are married off, the younger ones bond together to avoid the same fate. The fierce love between them empowers them to rebel and chase a future where they can determine their own lives in Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s debut, a powerful portrait of female empowerment.
Nominee – Best Foreign Language Film – 2016 Academy Awards
Official Selection – Cannes Film Festival 2015 Directors' Fortnight
Special Presentation – Toronto International Film Festival 2015
Winner – Heart of Sarajevo Award, Sarajevo Film Festival 2015
Winner – Europa Cinemas Prize, Cannes Film Festival 2015
Winner – Audience Award, Chicago International Film Festival 2015
Winner – Best First Film Award, Philadelphia Film Festival 2015
15.02.2016 // show complete article
What if it happened to you? AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL turned the tables in a film showing Europeans, who are running for their lives - a German mother and her son. The intention of the film is to help people feel empathy with others and show more solidarity out of compassion. A truly noble motive. But equally important is the fact that Germany, Europe, or the world for that matter would have never been able to continue to exist without the support of other gene pools - and if a closed system had ever been able to persist, then certainly not for very long.
This is not the first mass migration; we are not the first civilization; this is not our land. We live here, and we are lucky. And we are also very lucky to be given the opportunity to meet such amazing people, who have found their way to our country enduring great hardships, and that the magnificent genes of their bodies, minds, and souls are standing on the steps of our wide-open doors. We want a diverse Europe, and also the most-ethnically colorful Germany possible, and a Germany that sets an example for others to follow. This is exactly how we feel at GoSee and the prevailing mood in our families and amongst our friends and neighbors. amnesty.org
03.09.2015 // show complete article