30.09. - 09.10.2021

Sibel France, Germany, Luxembourg, Turkey 2018 | 95 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2018

Guillaume Giovanetti

The French-Turkish couple ÇAĞLA ZENCIRCI (1976) and GUILLAUME GIOVANETTI (1978) have been making films together since 2004. Sibel is their third feature film and ran in competition at Locarno.

rated for 0 + years
In the seclusion of a small Turkish village, an unusual young woman fights for her female identity. Sibel lives with her father and sister in a mountain village near the Black Sea. She has been mute since childhood, but, thanks to a regional whistled language, she can communicate. Isolated and excluded by the villagers, the young woman secretly looks for a wolf that is supposed to be in the nearby woods. During one of her forays she comes across a young deserter from the Turkish army, who sees her with completely different eyes than she is used to. But in the village the contact between the two outsiders meets with hostility.

Supported by:
Antje Landshoff-Ellermann

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Original title: Sibel
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Turkish
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Çağla Zencirci, Guillaume Giovanetti
Screenplay: Çağla Zencirci, Ramata Sy, Guillaume Giovanetti
Cast: Damla Sönmez, Emin Gürsoy, Erkan Kolçak Köstendil, Elit İşcan, Meral Çetinkaya
Producer: Marie Legrand, Rani Massalha, Michael Eckelt, Johannes Jancke, Marsel Kalvo, Nefes Polat, Christel Henon, Lilian Eche
Director of Photography: Eric Devin
Music: Bassel Hallak und Pi
Production Design: Osman Özcan
Editor: Véronique Lange
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor: Arsenal Filmverleih
World Sales: Pyramide International
Production: Les Films du Tambour; Riva Filmproduktion; Bidibul Productions; Mars Production; Reborn Production
Contact: Johannes Jancke, Riva Filmproduktion:


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