Awards: 30, including 6 Cesars.
(Short listed Oscars and Golden Globes)
Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Language: Turkish, English subtitles
Runs: 1 hr, 20 minutes
When five sisters are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged. As the eldest sisters are married off, the younger ones bond together. The fierce love between them empowers them to rebel and chase a future where they can determine their own lives. A powerful portrait of female empowerment.
“A wonderfully refreshing experience” Las Vegas Weekly
“At once dream-hazed and sharp-edged with suspense” New Yorker
“Full of life even as it depicts lives in lockdown” New York Times
by Caleb Zhang & Caleb Golding
Tonight’s Film Sponsors:
Sunday, September 4, 7 p.m.
(*Your Evening Film or Festival Pass includes a complimentary drink from the Lounge bar; appetizers, popcorn, coffee; a chance to win the Trivia Quiz prize basket and the opportunity to vote for the MIFF People’s Choice Award.)
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