‘Mustang’ second best in Seminci Film Festival
MADRID - Anadolu Agency
‘Mustang’ is the story of five sisters who are sequestered by their family.French-Turkish director Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s film “Mustang” has won four awards at the 60th International Seminci Film Festival in Valladolid, Spain.
The awards included the second award of the festival, the Silver Spike, as well as the International Foreign Press Award, the Young Seminci Award and the Viewers Award.
Seminci is the second most prestigious festival in Spain after the San Sebastian Film Festival.
Seminci’s big winner was Icelandic director Grimur Hakonarson’s film “Hrutar.”
“Mustang” was officially selected by France to compete for best foreign language film at the 2016 Oscars.
Centered on five adolescent sisters who are sequestered by their family when they are deemed too rebellious, the film was screened at the Director’s Fortnight at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and won the Europa Cinemas Label award at the festival.
The film also won the best film and best actress awards at the 21st Sarajevo Film Festival.
“Mustang” was released on Oct. 23 in Turkish theaters.