Please join us, for a special screening of
by Turkish French filmmaker Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Sunday December 20th at 5:35pm
IFC Center, Protected content Avenue, New York, New York Protected content
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Nominee - Best Foreign Film - Protected content Globes
Official Entry, France - Best Foreign Language Film - Protected content Awards
One of this year’s most talked-about and celebrated films is from Deniz Gamze Ergüven, a Turkish French director!
Be sure you see this film before everyone else — people will be talking about it during the Golden Globes, and maybe the Oscars!
Directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Starring Dogba Doguslu, Elit Iscan, Gunes Sensoy, Ilayda Akdogan, Tugba Sunguroglu
Theatrical Release date November 20, Protected content
Run time 94 min
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 - Golden Globe - Best Foreign Language Film - France
Official Selection - France - Protected content Awards
Official Selection – Cannes Film Festival Protected content Fortnight
Special Presentation – Toronto International Film Festival Protected content
Winner – Heart of Sarajevo Award, Sarajevo Film Festival Protected content
Winner – Europa Cinemas Prize, Cannes Film Festival Protected content
Winner – Audience Award, Chicago International Film Festival Protected content
Winner – Best First Film Award, Philadelphia Film Festival Protected content