Mustang nominated for Best Foreign Film in 2016 Golden Globe awards

Ahram Online , Thursday 10 Dec 2015

Recently screened in Egypt as part of the 8th Panorama of the European Film, Mustang is a heartfelt look into lives of girls in Turkey's restrictive society

(Photo: still from Mustang)

Mustang, the debut film by Deniz Gamze Ergüven, will compete for the best foreign-language film in the 2016 Golden Globe Awards for movies and television, according to the nomination announcement made on Thursday 10 December.

Egyptian audiences had a chance to see the film during the 8th Panorama of the European Film, which ran between 25 November and 5 December.

"The film will be viewed differently when shown in different parts of the world, yet its screening here in Egypt definitely had resonance as its story is familiar to many Egyptian women," writes Ahram Online's film critic Menna Taher in her review of Mustang. "At its screening, the audience was very engaged, voicing their concerns in some scenes, and clapping in others."

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