Sibel

Sibel (Damla Sönmez) lives with her family in a remote mountain village. She knows her way around a rifle and is determined to slay a wolf that has been spotted prowling the woods. Mute since the age of five, Sibel is a pariah among the women who regard her as bad luck. But she maintains friendship with her father, with whom she communicates via an ancient whistled language. Sibel’s routine is interrupted by the arrival of Ali, an alluring, wounded fugitive. Giovanetti and Zencirci have sculpted this lovely film with a balance of fairy tale elements, unfussy realism, and character and location–driven camerawork. (Kerri Craddock, Toronto International Film Festival)

Director's Biography
Çağla Zencirci and Guillaume Giovanetti 
French-Turkish couple Çağla Zencirci and Guillaume Giovanetti have been co-directing films, and their lives, since 2004. After multiple short films (selected in Berlin, Locarno and Clermont-Ferrand) and two features, "Noor" (2012) screened in Cannes ACID, and "Ningen" (2013), shown in Toronto, their third feature film, "Sibel", premiered in the International Competition in Locarno.

Film Selection: Sibel (2018) - Ningen (2013) - Noor (2012) - Camera Obscura (2012, short) - Six (2009, short) - Ata (2008, short)
European Panorama Fiction 2019
Çağla Zencirci, Guillaume Giovanetti
France / Germany / Luxembourg / Turkey 2018
color
95 minutes
Turkish
OV with German subtitles

Screenings / Tickets


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Screenplay Çağla Zencirci, Ramata Sy, Guillaume Giovanetti
Cinematography Eric Devin
Editing Véronique Lange
Sound/Sounddesign Tim Stephan, Stephan Konken
Music Bassel Hallak, Pi
With Damla Sönmez, Emin Gürsoy, Elit İşcan, Meral Çetinkaya, Erkan Kolçak Köstendil
Producer(s) Marie Legrand, Rani Massalha, Michael Eckelt, Johannes Jancke, Marsel Kalvo, Nefes Polat, Christel Henon, Lilian Eche
Production
Les Films du Tambour, Riva Filmproduktion, Bidibul Productions, Mars Production, Reborn Production
World Sales
Pyramide International
Austrian Premiere
Austrian Rights
Arsenal
World Premiere
Locarno Film Festival 2018
Austrian Rights
Arsenal

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Locarno Film Festival 2018

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere