The Dark Horse
It’s the beginning of the summer. On their way home from school, Lale and her four sisters play innocently with boys. The supposed debauchery of their games causes a scandal with unintended consequences. The family home slowly turns into a prison, learning housework and cooking replace school, and marriages begin to be arranged. The five sisters, driven by the same desire for freedom, fight back against the limits imposed on them.
feature acting / Competition - feature films
Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Born in Ankara in 1978, she grew up between France, Turkey and the United States. A compulsive cinephile. After a BA in literature and an MA in African History at Johannesburg, she studied directing at La Fémis in Paris. Her graduation film, ‘Bir damla su (Une goutte d’eau)’, won a Leopards of Tomorrow award at the Locarno Festival.