“Raw, funny and incredibly moving.”~Cath Clarke, Time Out
Aroview: Sublime female coming-of-age story set in a remote Turkish village, where five sisters face the stifling expectations of their conservative parents. Based partly on the childhood experiences of writer-director Ergüven, this provides a tougher and less streamlined update of THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, with a rich colour palette matched by an evocative soundtrack by Warren Ellis.
4 stars (Very Good) The director said she took a long time over the casting of the girls so that they would be credible as the 5 heads of the same body. The screenplay handles the custom of arranged marriages in a bitter sweet and effective way.~tubbs
3 stars (Good Enough) Near Rize wealthy GRANDPARENTS struggle with 5 lively teenagers & decide to marry them off. Unmentioned is success of arranged marriages & property deals that enable them. Girls get educated to reduce their dowry (Ergüven?). Facile but entertaining.~Sandy