• 2015
  • France / Germany / Turkey / Qatar
  • 1h 37min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
  • Cast: Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Tugba Sunguroglu
  • Language: Turkish
  • UK release: 13 May 2016

Orphaned sisters Lale, Nur, Ece, Selma and Sonay live with their grandmother and uncle in a small Turkish village, when a harmless game with some local boys scandalises a neighbour. Funny, distressing and redemptive debut feature by Ergüven, in which even the conservative relatives are depicted with sensitivity; its Oscar nod and Cesar wins are thoroughly deserved.

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9 May 20164 stars

Award-winning Turkish drama from debut director Deniz Gamze Ergüven

Turkish-French filmmaker Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s impressive coming-of-age drama has a dreamy, meditative quality to it. But there’s no nostalgia in this story of five sisters, whose carefree attitude to life puts them in constant battle with their…

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