Deniz Gamze Ergüven

​2006 Mon trajet préféré (short)
2006 Bir damla su/Une goutte d’eau (short)
2015 Mustang

​Born in Ankara, she studied Filmmaking at La Fémis after an MA in History in Johannesburg. Her graduation film Bir Damla Su was selected in many festivals, including the Cinéfondation at Cannes and the Locarno IFF, where it won an award. She co-wrote her first feature film Mustang with Alice Winocour and directed it in 2014.

The European Parliament’s LUX Prize

Mustang / Deniz Gamze Ergüven

​It’s the beginning of the summer. In a village in the north of Turkey, Lale and her four sisters come home from school and innocently play with the boys. The supposed debauchery of their games causes a scandal with unintended consequences. The family home slowly turns into a prison, classes on housework and cooking replace school, and marriages begin to be arranged. The five sisters, driven by the same desire for freedom, fight back against the limits imposed on them.

Director:Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Script:Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Alice Winocour
Cinematography:David Chizallet, Ersin Gök
Editing:Mathilde Van de Moortel
Sound:Ibrahim Gök
Music:Warren Ellis
With:Günes Sensoy (Lale), Doga Zeynep Doguslu (Nur), Tugba Sunguroglu (Selma), Elit Iscan (Ece), Ilayda Akdogan (Sonay), Ayberk Pekcan (Erol)
World Sales:Kinology, France T. +33 9 5147 4344
Distribution in Greece:StraDa Films Takis Veremis T. +30 210 959 0120 F. +30 210 958 2216
Production Design:Serdar Yemisçi
Production:CG Cinéma, FranceT.+33 1 8417 3506
Production Country:Turkey-France-Germany-Qatar
Co-production:Bam film (Turkey), Vistamar Filmproduktion (Germany), Uhlandfilm (Germany), Doha film Institute (Qatar)
Format:DCP Color
Production Year:2015
Awards :
Label Europa Cinemas – Cannes IFF 2015, France
Golden Duke (Grand Prix, Best Director)– Odessa IFF 2015, Ukraine
Grand Prix, Special Jury Prize – Sakhalin IFF 2015, Russia
“Heart Of Sarajevo” Award for Best Film and for Best Actress (all cast) – Sarajevo IFF 2015, Bosnia Herzegovina

The film participated in the 2012 Thessaloniki International Film Festival’s CROSSROADS co-production forum

Screening Schedule
OLYMPION:Saturday, November 07, 2015 - 22:30 | ID:117
STAVROS TORNES:Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 20:30 | ID:666