Curzon Film World
Total project grant (euros)
Call publication date
1 Oct 2015
1 Dec 2015
Result publication date
25 Apr 2016
UK release date
13 May 2016
Mustang is a co-produced drama directed by Turkish-French film director Deniz Gamze Ergüven. The film is set in a remote Turkish village and depicts the lives of five young orphaned sisters and challenges they face growing up as girls in a conservative society.
The film screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Europa Cinemas Label Award. I was also the winner of the 2015 Lux Prize.
Louisa Dent, Managing Director of Curzon Artificial Eye, said:
"Creative Europe support makes a significant contribution to Curzon's ability to champion European film. It not only helps us take acquisition risks and mount ambitious releases of non-national European films, but also encourages collaboration with European partners such as sales agents and filmmakers."
Curzon has also received funding from Creative Europe to support the release of European films in the UK through the Automatic Distribution scheme.