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Running time
97 min.
France France
Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Alice Winocour
Warren Ellis
David Chizallet, Ersin Gok
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Co-production France-Turkey-Germany; CG Cinéma / Vistamar Filmproduktion / Uhlandfilm / Bam Film
Drama | Family Relationships. Teen/coming-of-age
Synopsis / Plot
Early summer. In a village in northern Turkey, Lale and her four sisters are walking home from school, playing innocently with some boys at the beach. The immorality of their play sets off a scandal that has unexpected consequences. The family home is progressively transformed into a prison; instruction in homemaking replaces school and marriages start being arranged. The five sisters who share a common passion for freedom, find ways of getting around the constraints imposed on them.
2015: Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2015: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2016: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2015: 4 César Awards: Best First Film, Screenplay, Editing & Score. 9 Nom.
2015: European Film Awards: Discovery Award
2015: Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
2015: National Board of Review (NBR): Freedom of Expression Award
2015: Satellite Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2015: Critics Choice Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2015: Goya Awards: Best European Film
2015: Valladolid International Film Festival - Seminci: 6 awards
2015: Seville Film Festival: Audience Award
2015: Sarajevo Film Festival: Best Film
2016: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Nominated for Best International Independent Film
2016: European Film Awards: Nominated for Audience Award
2016: Gaudí Awards: Nominated for Best European Film
2016: Guldbagge Awards (Sweden): Nominated for Best Foreign Film
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