Athlone Film Club’s season continues on Tuesday, October 4, at 8pm with Mustang.
Five free-spirited teenage sisters have been raised in a north Turkish village by their grandmother and strict uncle since their parents’ death. Their seemingly happy existence changes forever when a neighbour reports some innocent fun the girls have with male classmates on a local beach as immoral behaviour to their family. As the girls’ freedom starts to be stripped away, the bond between the sisters becomes even stronger and they search for ways to rebel against the restrictions imposed on them.
Told largely from the perspective of the youngest sister, Lale, first-time director Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s Oscar-nominated Mustang is a heady, emotional, and deeply personal story about female empowerment.
Mustang shows at The Dean Crowe Theatre and Arts Centre on Tuesday, October 4, from 8pm. The film is subtitled and is 1 hour 37 minutes in duration. Those interested are invited to gather in the bar from 7.30pm for a complimentary glass of wine.
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