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Deniz Gamze Ergüven


In 2011 Ergüven was invited to attend the Cannes Film Festivals Atelier to help develop her project, The Kings. While there she met fellow director Alice Winocour who was there to develop her first feature film Augustine. After Ergüven was unable to find financing for her film Winocour suggested she write a more intimate piece leading the two to ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 34 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Mustang
Mustang Director
(2015)
Kings
Kings Director
(2017)
The Lifeboat
The Lifeboat Director

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Deniz Ergüven
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The way he [Recep Tayyip Erdogan] speaks: he makes them [women] fragile with his messages, whether subliminal or explicit. There is a certain way, he says, of being a woman: you have to be a mother and at home, and that's all. When you see a man, you should blush and look down. It's like something from the middle ages. The subtext is that women are only seen as sexual. That's why they must cover ... See more »

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Nobel Prize laureate Orhan Pamuk liked Mustang (2016) very much and made an interview with Deniz Gamze Ergüven, encouraging her to continue despite the harsh criticism she faced in Turkey. See more »

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