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Turkish director's 'Mustang' vying for best foreign film at Globes.

ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Turkish female director Deniz Gamze ErgE-ven's coming-of-age tale "Mustang" is on the list of best foreign language film contenders for the 73rd annual Golden Globe awards.

A co-production between France, Germany, Turkey and Qatar, "Mustang" is ErgE-ven's debut feature. The drama follows five young sisters in a Black Sea village in northern Turkey throughout one summer as their home becomes a prison after their grandmother finds out they had played on the streets with boys from their village on their way home from school.

"Mustang" is representing France among the five-piece list of foreign language nominees in the Golden Globes, to be handed out on Jan. 10. The other four films on the bill, announced in Beverly Hills on Thursday, were "The Brand New Testament," "The Club," "The Fencer" and "Son of Saul."

"Mustang," which is also among nominees for this year's European Film Awards, whose winners will be announced Saturday in the German capital Berlin, is also France's official submission to the 2016 Academy Awards.

The leading Golden Globe nominee on Thursday was Todd Haynes' 1950s romance "Carol," which landed a leading five nominations, including best dramatic picture, The Associated Press reported.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's nominations spread nods around to a widespread field. "Carol," the story of a married older woman who falls in love with a young shopgirl in the 1950s, will contend for best drama opposite Pioneer-era movie "The Revenant," psychological thriller "Room," Catholic Church abuse probe "Spotlight" and action thriller "Mad Max: Fury Road," Reuters reported.

Landing four nominations were Adam McKay's finance farce "The Big Short," the Apple co-founder drama "Steve Jobs" and Alejandro G. Inarritu's "The Revenant."

"Carol" lead stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara both landed best actress nominations and the movie also picked up nods for director Todd Haynes and for best original score.

"The Big Short" will contend for best comedy/musical film alongside space adventure "The Martian," Melissa McCarthy caper "Spy," coming-of-age comedy "Trainwreck" and "Joy," inspired by the story of the Miracle Mop creator. "The Big Short" also landed two best actor nods for Christian Bale and Steve Carell and best screenplay for Charles Randolph and Adam McKay.

The Golden Globes, chosen by a group of around 90 journalists of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, rather than members of the film industry, often mirror picks by critics' groups and are seen as one of the indicators of Oscar contenders. Last year's Golden Globe best comedy/musical film winner, "Birdman," went on to win the best picture Oscar.

(Cihan/Today's Zaman) CyHAN

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Date:Dec 10, 2015
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