- Section: Lux Film Prize
- Turkey, France, Germany
- 2015 / 97 min.
- Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
- Cast: Erol Afsin, Ilayda Akdogan, Elit İşcan, Ayberk Pekcan, Günes Sensoy, Tugba Sunguroglu
- Turkish version with Czech subtitles
The five sisters, united in a desire for freedom, decide to resist the pressure and break the fetters of the society that binds them.
A village in the north of Turkey at the beginning of summer. Lale and her four teenage sisters play with the local boys on their way home from school. Rumors of alleged immodest behavior spread through the village and, suddenly, an innocent game quickly becomes a scandal with unexpected outcomes. The traditionally minded grandmother and uncle transform the girls’ home into a prison where school is replaced by housework and cooking; family members begin arranging marriages for the young ladies.
Awards: Europan Parliament LUX Film Prize 2015. European Film Prize 2015: FIPRESCI Prize for the new talent. Goya 2015: Best European film.