CLOSING NIGHT PARTY + FILM: SIBEL
Roll credits! Bid farewell to BIFF 2019 with celebratory drinks after the film. Celebrate filmmaking and raise a glass as the winners of the BIFF Short Film Awards are announced. Tickets are limited and include screening, drinks and a bite to eat.
An incredible portrait of a fierce young woman who can only communicate in the unique whistling language of her Turkish village. Ostracised for her muteness, Sibel hunts down a dangerous wolf in the neighbouring forest in order to win acceptance from her village. Damla Sönmez gives a triumphant performance in the title role as one of recent cinema’s most captivating characters — a rebel defined both by her resourcefulness as a hunter and the depth of her gentle bond with her father. Coloured by the village’s expressive whistling language, this is an engrossing and powerful journey of self-discovery, desire and independence.