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SİBEL

2018 /  95’ / DCP / Color / Turkey

Director:  Çagla Zencirci ,Guillaume Giovanetti

Screenplay: Çagla Zencirci ,Guillaume Giovanetti, Ramata Sy

Music : Bassel  Hallak and Pi

Cinematography:  Eric Devin

Art director : Osman Özcan

Editing : Veronique Lange

Cast : Damla Sönmez, Emin Gürsoy, Erkan Kolçak Köstengil, Elit İşcan, Meral Çetinkaya

Producer : Maria Legrand, Rani Massalha, Michael Eckelt, Johannes Jancke, Marsel Kalvo, Nefes Polat, Christel Henon, Lilian Eche

Production:  Mars Production

Summary

25-year-old Sibel lives with her father and sister in a secluded village in the mountains of Turkeys Black Sea region. Sibel is a mute, but she communicates by using the ancestral whistled language of the area. Rejected by her fellow villagers, she relentlessly hunts down a wolf that is said to be prowling in the neighbouring forest, sparking off fears and fantasies among the village women. There she crosses path with a fugitive. Injured, threatening and vulnerable, he is the first one to take a fresh look at her.

Director

Turkish-French couple Çagla Zencirci and Guillaume Giovanetti have directed together since 2004 several shorts (all selected in Berlin, Locarno, Clermont-Ferrand Festivals) and two features, Noor (Pakistan, 2012 / Cannes Acid) and Ningen (Japon, 2013 / Toronto). Sibel is their third feature and is selected in Competition at Locarno International Film Festival.

 

 

Filmography

2013 Ningen / Ningen

2012 Noor  / Noor