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Directed by Deniz Gamze Erguven and based on some of his personal experiences, Mustang is a tender and deeply moving coming-of-age story that was deservedly nominated as Best Foreign Language Film at this year's Oscars. Five Turkish sisters - Sonay (Ilayda Akdogan), Selma (Tugba Sunguroglu), Ece (Elit Iscan), Nur (Doga Doguslu) and Lale (Gunes Sensoy) - are raised by their grandmother (Nihal Koldas) and uncle Erol (Ayberk Pekcan), who struggle to keep the girls in line and ensure they abide by the strict, conservative social mores of the local community. When the girls' behaviour threatens to bring shame on the household, their grandmother responds by consigning her young wards to the house and marrying them off to eligible local men. Youngest girl Lale watches in horror as Sonay and Selma are assigned grooms and leave for supposedly bright futures. When attention then turns to Ece's marriage, little Lale looks for an escape route and she forges a touching friendship with a driver called Yasin (Burak Yigit), who might be able to smuggle the girls to Istanbul in the back of his truck.