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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 35 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Mustang Director
(2015)
Kings Director
(2017)
The First Director
(2018)

Filmography

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 2018 The First (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Collisions (2018)
- Two Portraits (2018)
 2017 Kings
 2015 Mustang
 2006 Mon trajet préféré (Short)
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[if it is harder to get a movie made as a woman] I never feel like complaining about it but, yes, I think it is. There is something animal in the way we evaluate people. And I have a soft voice, and I wear clothes with flowers on, and heels, and I come across as fragile, even if that is not the case at all. If I had the body and the voice of an alpha male, it would be easier. It took nine years ... 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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