The Robert Bosch Academy is proud to present the film “Mustang”, directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven and winner in the category Best Feature Film at the Sarajevo Film Festival in 2015.
The screening will be followed by a conversation between Deniz Gamze Ergüven and Thomas Hailer and a reception.
As France’s 2016 Oscar nominee for the category Best Foreign Film, “Mustang” depicts five orphaned sisters living in a Turkish village. Through their struggles, “Mustang” provides a marvellous personal illustration of the tensions prevalent in Turkish society today, such as: striking a balance between the quest for self-determination in a conservative society and the challenges and opportunities offered by a heterogeneous society.
About Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Before directing her feature debut “Mustang”, Deniz Gamze Ergüven directed the short films “Mon trajet préféré” (2005) and “Bir Damla Su” (2006). She currently lives in Paris, after spending her childhood in Paris and Ankara. In 2006 she graduated from La Fémis, the film school run by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.
The event is part of a film series conceived as a tribute to the foundation’s long-term cooperation with Mirsad Purivatra, Director of the Sarajevo Film Festival. A Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow at the Robert Bosch Academy in September 2014, the Academy is pleased to welcome him back for his second residency.
The event will be held in English.
Registration for this event is closed.