Directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Starring Gunes Sensoy, Dogba Doguslu, Tugba Sunguroglu, Elit Iscan, Ilayda Akdogan
Theatrical Release Date November 20, 2015
Run Time 94 min

Early summer in a village in Northern Turkey. Five free-spirited teenaged sisters splash about on the beach with their male classmates. Though their games are merely innocent fun, a neighbor passes by and reports what she considers to be illicit behavior to the girls’ family.  The family overreacts, removing all “instruments of corruption,” like cell phones and computers, and essentially imprisoning the girls, subjecting them to endless lessons in housework in preparation for them to become brides.  As the eldest sisters are married off, the younger ones bond together to avoid the same fate.  The fierce love between them empowers them to rebel and chase a future where they can determine their own lives in Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s debut, a powerful portrait of female empowerment.


Winner - 6 César Awards
\r\nNominee - Best Foreign Language Film - 2016 Academy Awards

\r\nNominee - Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language - 2016 Golden Globes
\r\nOfficial Selection – Cannes Film Festival 2015 Directors' Fortnight
\r\nSpecial Presentation – Toronto International Film Festival 2015
\r\nWinner – Heart of Sarajevo Award, Sarajevo Film Festival 2015
\r\nWinner – Europa Cinemas Prize, Cannes Film Festival 2015
\r\nWinner – Audience Award, Chicago International Film Festival 2015
\r\nWinner – Best First Film Award, Philadelphia Film Festival 2015

Name Role
Deniz Gamze Ergüven Director
Gunes Sensoy Cast Member
Dogba Doguslu Cast Member
Tugba Sunguroglu Cast Member
Elit Iscan Cast Member
Ilayda Akdogan Cast Member
Country Turkey
Original Language Turkish
Subtitles English
Run time 94 min
Year Completed 2015