Linenhall Film Club brings its autumn 2016 season to a glorious finale with a screening of the superb Turkish film Mustang on Tuesday next, December 6, at 8pm. Beautifully shot, with stunning performances, the Oscar-nominated Mustang is both a rousing tale of spirited youth and a powerful, moving, and timely work of social cinema.
In a small village in northern 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. The sisters find themselves locked in their bedrooms, with sober dress enforced and schoolwork replaced by cookery classes. Their home now a prison, all the girls have to live for are arranged marriages and family honour. But together, driven by strength, courage, and a desire for freedom, the five fight back against the limits imposed on them and test their family ties to breaking point. The film is the highly impressive debut from director Deniz Gamze Ergüven.
Linenhall Film Club screens every second Tuesday. Full details about the Linenhall Film Club and its forthcoming programme from the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, by calling (094 ) 9023733 or logging on to www.thelinenhall.com