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The giddy abandon of youthful pleasures are writ large across blissed-out faces and fast mouths. The story moves at speed, with Ergüven constantly resisting the temptation to pause and wring sentiment from a dramatic development.
The impressive film not only underscores the clash between traditional and modern values, but also provides inspiration for deciding your own fate, even when the world seemingly doesn't give you a choice.
This sneaky shocker of a debut feature -- sneaky because it's so good at depicting the sisters' joyousness before, and even after, darkness descends -- was directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven from a script she wrote with Alice Winocour.
[Ergüven] gets appealing and fiercely committed performances from the five young actresses at the story's center, but above all she effectively stokes righteous anger at a situation that admits no clear remedy other than mere escape.
What makes the transfixing film so effective is that the director refuses to portray them simplistically, as misunderstood angels, and she has enough trust in her audience to leave the drama's implicit feminism unstated.