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Culture Night at Cultúrlann Sweeney
16th September 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
To celebrate Culture Night this year, join us for the launch of our Winter Film Club with a free screening of the movie Mustang
Mustang is a 2015 internationally co-produced film directed by Turkish-French film director Deniz Gamza Erguven.
Beautifully shot, with stunning performances by its young cast, the Oscar-nominated Mustang is both a rousing tale of spirited youth and a powerful, moving and timely work of engaging social cinema.
The film is set in a remote Turkish village and depicts the lives of five young orphaned sisters and the challenges they face growing up as girls in a conservative society. The event that triggers the family backlash against the five sisters at the beginning of the film is based on Ergüven’s personal life.
It’s the beginning of summer Lale and her four sisters are on their way home from school, innocently playing with local boys. But prying village eyes view their games with suspicion and the girls’ behaviour – and refusal to repent – quickly causes a scandal among the family.
Soon the sisters find themselves locked in their bedrooms, with sober dress enforced and their schoolwork replaced by cookery classes. Their home now a prison, all the girls have to live for are arranged marriages and family honour.
But together, driven by strength, courage and a desire for freedom, the five sisters fight back against the limits imposed on them and test their family ties to breaking point.
Drawing vocal support from critics, festivals and audiences across the globe, this highly impressive debut from director Deniz Gamze Ergüven is set to be one of the most talked-about and celebrated films of the year. The film was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Acadamy Awards. It was also nominated for a Golden Globe Awards and it received nine nominations at the 41st César Awards and won four.
We will also be showing award winning short film ‘Meanwhile’
It is a five minute animated short film written and directed by Stephen McNally. It won the Don Quijote prize at last year’s Galway Film Fleadh.
The film takes its viewers on a colourful journey through city streets, it follows four individuals, lost in their own thoughts, whose lives become unexpectedly intertwined. McNally manages to fit a lot into such a tight run-time. Each of his four characters comes complete with their own stories, making them feel rounded and developed.
Inspired to create his film after moving to London to study, it stemmed from observations of hordes of people all living in one space, but failing to acknowledge each other,these observations helped shape his film.
Further films will take place the first Wednesday of October, November and December.