Deniz Gamze Ergüven's Oscar®-nominated debut is a powerful portrait of female empowerment set in modern-day Turkey. After five free-spirited sisters are spotted by a neighbor on the beach with their male classmates, the girls' guardians (their hyper-traditional grandmother and uncle) overreact to what they perceive as illicit behavior, banishing all contact with the outside world, and beginning preparations for them all to become obedient brides and good wives. As the eldest sisters are married off, the younger siblings band together to avoid the same fate. The fierce love between sisters engenders the strength to rebel and chase a future where they can determine their own lives. DIR/SCR Deniz Gamze Ergüven; SCR Alice Winocour; PROD Charles Gillibert. France/Turkey/Germany, 2015, color, 97 min. In Turkish with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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