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Screening of Mustang

Films on the Green

June 28, 2019
8.30pm
Free and open to the public. The film in Turkish with English subtitles.

Transmitter Park, 2 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn NY 11222


‘Films on the Green’ presents the film Mustang (by Turkish-French director Deniz Gamze Ergüven), in partnership with The American Turkish Society and The French Embassy, with the support of Sézane.

It’s the beginning of summer in a small village in Northern Turkey. Lale (Sensoy) and her four sisters come home from school, innocently playing with boys. The supposed debauchery of their games arouses a scandal with unexpected consequences and causes the family home to be transformed into a prison. Lessons on housework and cooking replace school, and marriages begin to be arranged. The five sisters, driven by the same desire for independence, fight back against the limits imposed on them.

The 2019 ‘Films on the Green’ lineup focuses on female directors in French and Francophone cinema through a selection of 13 movies. This 12th edition pays tribute to ‘Women Behind the Camera’ in honor of Agnès Varda, feminist filmmaker, and pioneer of the French New Wave, who passed away earlier this year.


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