A new trailer has just been released for the highly anticipated coming-of-age tale “Mustang
,” which was announced yesterday as France’s Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language Film. Despite being primarily in Turkish, “Mustang” beat out other French contenders, including Jacques Audiard’s Palme D’Or winner “Dheepan” and Stéphane Brizé’s “The Measure of a Man.”
The almost wordless trailer paints a stirring portrait of five free-spirited sisters who are locked in their grandmother’s seaside house in Northern Turkey for the summer. Over the course of the emotional trailer, the rebellious girls struggle for freedom in the increasingly conservative society that surrounds them. The trailer promises an intimate and beautiful film that touches on the bond of sisterhood and the pains of growing up under difficult societal constraints.
“Mustang” is the debut feature from Turkish-French director Deniz Gamze Ergüven, who also co-wrote the film with Alice Winocour. It is produced by Charles Gillibert (“The Clouds of Sils Maria”) and features an original score from Warren Ellis of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
“Mustang” made its acclaimed debut earlier this year as part of the Official Selection in the Cannes Film Festival Directors’ Fortnight, before playing at the Toronto International Film Festival. “Mustang” will be released theatrically in North America by the Cohen Media Group starting on November 20.
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