Friday, November 20, 2015 - Thursday, April 7, 2016


A sensation at Cannes, this poignant, award-winning first feature explores the lives of five orphaned sisters in a coastal village in Turkey. When their innocent games with neighborhood boys provoke a local scandal, their guardians react by reining them in. The family home turns into a prison, classes on housework and cooking replace school, and marriages begin to be arranged. But the sisters, united in their desire for freedom, fight back against the limits imposed on them.

  • Country Turkey/France/Germany/Qatar
  • Language In Turkish with English subtitles
  • Rating NR
  • Running Time 94 minutes
  • Director Deniz Gamze Erguven

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