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Film Review: Mustang

★★★★☆ In Deniz Gamze Ergüven's debut film Mustang, five young orphaned sisters - Lale (Günes Sensoy), Nur (Doga Zeynep Doguslu), Ece (Elit Iscan), Selma (Tugba Sunguroglu) and Sonay (Ilayda Akdogan) - full of life and natural vigour discover the price of womanhood in a conservative, patriarchal society intent on suppressing it. Present day rural Turkey is the setting: a country currently undergoing creeping Islamisation under openly religious rulers and one that has long been torn between its eastern and western identities.

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