Ergüven rapidly and proficiently builds up who these young ladies are and what their element is in the script she co-composed with Alice Winocour, both with each other and with the outside world. They are a tribe unto themselves with their long, brunette tresses, plaid schoolgirl outfits and a mutual conspiratorial vibe. Thus when “everything swings to poo,” as free-vivacious, most youthful sister Lale (Günes Sensoy) so apropos places it in the film’s opening voiceover, we have a feeling of why this matters. There’s an unmistakable weight to the movement that happens.
But then, Ergüven keeps up a light, gauzy closeness as she narratives the young ladies’ expanding detainment in their homeand incorporates enough blasts of vitality to recommend that their aggregate dissident soul could pass the entryways over at any minute.