First screened in October 2015
Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven. Cast: Güneş Nezihe Şensoy, Ilayda Akdoğan, Tuğba Sunguroğlu, Doğa Zeynep Doğuslu, Elit Işcan, Nihal G. Koldas, Ayberk Pekcan, Burak Yiğit, Aynur Komecoğlu, Serife Kara, Suzanne Marrot, Enes Surum, Erol Afsin. Screenplay: Deniz Gamze Ergüven and Alice Winocour.

Twitter Capsule: Makes you crave a looser, freer world for these girls; then again, you wish the movie itself were more supple and finessed.

VOR:   Welcome new voice with a firm, rare handle on sisterly bonds, spoken and not. That said, there are many echoes of other films. Themes more crudely drawn than they need be.

Photo © 2015 CG Cinéma/Kinology

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Foreign Language Film

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Foreign Language Feature

Other Awards:
National Board of Review: Freedom of Expression Award

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