Film Analysis Of The Mustang, By Deniz Gamze Ergüven

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Institute of Law, Nirma University
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Applied Literature

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Submitted to Prof. Amitayu Chakraborty

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Anima Anjuri
Roll no. 13BAL007
Semester VIII

The film Mustang directed and co-written by Deniz Gamze Ergüven is a piece of art. It was nominated for Oscars in its Best Foreign Film category and received nine nominations for César Awards which is France’s highest Film Award. This movie is not just beautiful to watch but at the same time, it is enraging, feisty, sharp and poetic. It is a beautiful coming of age movie and shows the bond of sisterhood very closely almost realistically, faced by separation, suffocating traditions and loss.
It depicts story of five sisters who live in a coastal town of Turkey by the Black sea, brought up by their orthodox grandmother and strict and traditionalist uncle. The character of all the sisters is very strong and independent while being interwoven at the same time. As the story goes, the five sisters on their last day of the school accompany some of their male classmates to the beach where they were spotted by an old neighbour who found their behaviour very obscene and complained to their grandmother. They were taken in and individually beaten for their behaviour and were restricted from stepping out of the house. Depressing already? The girls were then taken for virginity test in order to make sure that none of them had had intercourse before marriage and just like that they were ready to

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