Told through the lens of the youngest of five sisters, Mustang explores the emotional turmoil faced by young women in a small Turkish village. Director Deniz Gamze Ergüven masterfully portrays the struggles that the sisters face within their strict, traditional culture, as they begin to discover and express their sexuality. (EML: 4.5/5) Review by FF2 Associate Eliana… Continue reading MUSTANG


Director Nuri Bilge Ceylan and writer Ebru Ceylan’s Winter Sleep is a social drama of an Anatolian village. Aging landlord “Aydin” (Haluk Bilginer), his beautiful younger wife “Nihal” (Melisa Sözen), and his divorced sister “Necla” (Demet Akbag) languish in their hotel during its tourist off-season. They all believe themselves selfless people, and they pass their… Continue reading WINTER SLEEP