Wednesday, 23 September 2015


Ngl, this was on my watchlist for the London Film Festival, and was one of my biggest disappointments when it failed to turn up there. Deniz Gamze Erguven's debut feature film as director, Mustang, drew raves from critics at Cannes, where it premiered in May to award-winning success. It has since gone on to earn a healthy reputation on the festival circuit: more positive responses at Venice and Toronto festivals surely helped contribute to Mustang securing France's bid for the Foreign Language Film Oscar this year, over titles such as Palme d'Or winner Dheepan from Jacques Audiard, and Cannes Best Actor winner The Measure of a Man from Stephane Brize.