Mustang wins Glasgow Film Festival Audience Award

Festival celebrates record admissions.

by Jennie Kermode

Mustang
Mustang

After triumphing at the Césars just two days ago, Deniz Gamze Ergüven's Mustang has been named audience favourite at the 2016 Glasgow Film Festival. I just eat Lou McLoughlan's documentary 16 Years Till Summer, whose festival screenings may sadly have been its last in Scotland after it was attacked by the brother of its subject, who called it a work of fiction.

"I am thrilled that our second Audience Award has been won by Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s unforgettable debut feature Mustang. This story, of five orphan sisters fighting for a sense of freedom in a society that seems intent on oppressing them is truly outstanding and marks the arrival of a world-class filmmaker. It is another great choice from an audience that has a passion for outstanding world cinema," said festival co-director Allan Hunter.

The festival team are celebrating record admissions again this year, having sold over 42,000 tickets, though the final figure is yet to be confirmed. "Time and time again our audience prove themselves to be a vastly diverse and incredibly enthusiastic bunch of people who really love film," said the festival's other co-director, Allison Gardner, pleased with the numbers.

It was announced that next year's festival will run from 15 to 27 February.

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