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Showings

Scene 1 Tue, Feb 19 6:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Bijou Horizons
Film Info
Rating:PG-13
Runtime:97 minutes
Director:Deniz Gamze Erguven
Year Released:2015
Production Country:Turkey
France
Germany
Qatar
Language:Turkish
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABNB3zw5BAo&t=28s&frags=pl%2Cwn

Description

Part of Bijou Horizons series. FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $6.50 for the general public.

"Raw, funny, and incredibly moving."
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Time Out

"Erguven isn't peddling blind optimism so much as realism animated by the belief that freedom--far from being inevitable--must be fought for. That it will be fought for."
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The Atlantic

"Erguven's film, beautifully shot and beautifully performed, cuts its storybook tone with starker, more brutal truths."
- Philadelphia Inquirer

Early summer in a village in northern Turkey, five free-spirated teenaged sisters splash about on the beach with their male classmates. Though their games are merely innocent fun, a neighbor passes by and reports what she considers to be illict behavior to the girls' family. The family overreacts, removing all "isntruments of corruption," like cell phones and computers, and essentially imprisons the girls, subjecting them to endless lessons in housework in preparation for them to become brides. As the eldest sisters are married off, the younger ones bond together to avoid the same fate. the fierce love between them empowers them to rebel and chase a future where they can determine their own lives.

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