- 予約商品を通常商品と同時にご注文の場合、通常商品も予約商品の発売日にまとめて発送される場合がございます。通常商品の配送をお急ぎの方は別々にご注文されることをおすすめします。予約注文・限定版／初回版・特典に関する注意は こちらをご覧ください。
Mustang / [DVD] [Import]
It s the beginning of summer. In a small village in northern Turkey, Lale and her four sisters are on their way home from school, innocently playing with local boys. But prying village eyes view their games with suspicion about the girls behaviour. Their refusal to repent quickly causes a scandal among the family. Drawing vocal support from critics, festivals and audiences across the globe, this stunning Oscar-nominated debut from female director Deniz Gamze Ergüven is set to be one of the most talked-about and celebrated films of the year.
This is one of those films where no one has any shade of grey, no pun intended. Here, you're either a villain or a victim. There's a semi-intriguing commentary about Turkish men involving women and soccer, but other than that, the film feels like a dirge. It even warns you that the girls will never be together again. If you find that entertaining, rent it. I expected more but was disappointed.
The movie doesn't beat you over the head with its feminist message but lets the drama unfold naturally. The tone is surprisingly sweet and even funny in places for a movie with such a subject matter. First time director Deniz Gamze Ergüven has a strong grip on tone; she never allows the movie to become too gritty for its own good. The girls are not defined by the plot like it's often the case with this type of movies; they have moments of laughs and happiness which never undermine the seriousness of the subject matter.
The performances from the lead actresses are phenomenal. The youngest girl blew me away - not once do you feel like she's acting. Their performances is what make them so distinctive from each other and not just stand-ins for Oppressed Muslim Girls TM like it's often the case.
Mustang is easily one of the best feminist movies of the year, proudly sitting next to The Diary of a Teenage Girl. It's sincere and heartfelt, it's not preachy but honest and it shows great premise for the future of its director.
The best part about Mustang is that its perspective is entirely female, which is so refreshing, and it isn't about the tragedy of womanhood. Instead, Mustang is the story of the resilience of womanhood. Mustang is powerful and beautiful; Mustang is chilling and frustrating; Mustang is the real world for people, but I don't think Mustang is tragedy. Womanhood isn't tragedy, it's overcoming it.