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cast: Günes Nezihe Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Elit Iscan

year: 2015

colour: yes

certificate: -15

director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven

runtime: 94

In a village in the north of Turkey, Lale (Güneş Nezihe Şensoy) and her four sisters Nur (Doğa Zeynep Doğuşlu), Ece (Elit İşcan), Selma (Tuğba Sunguroğlu) and Sonay (İlayda Akdoğan) come home from school, innocently playing with boys. The supposed debauchery of their games causes a scandal with unintended consequences: the family home slowly turns into a prison and forced marriages are organised. Driven by the same desire for freedom, the five sisters fight against the rules imposed by their society.

This first feature has been nominated for the Best Film in a Foreign Language at the 2016 Oscars.


01/06/2016 - patriciaconnell said : mark * * * * *

Loved the film. The girls are amazing. Hard to imagine that in this day and age, in a country that wants to become part of the EU, this is still tolerated. President Erdoghan does not share our European values and continues to support and encourage for women to be treated as second class citizens.

17/04/2016 - contact said :

Thank you for the tickets.
Kind regards,

09/04/2016 - myriam said :

I would like to win a ticket

09/04/2016 - asmoukkes said : mark * * * * *

What an incredible first feature debut - amazingly natural performances by the girls ! Magnificent film.


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