Sibel

Features
Director: Guillaume Giovanetti, Çagla Zencirci 2018 95 Minutes Ages 15+
Sibel Sun 13 Oct
SOLD OUT TIX AT VENUE ONLY 05:00pm 85mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA

An incredible portrait of fierce young mute woman Sibel, 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.

Details

Year:2018
Classification:Ages 15+
Country:Turkey, France, Germany and Luxembourg
Language:Turkish, with English subtitles
Director:Guillaume Giovanetti, Çagla Zencirci
Producer:Lilian Eche, Michael Eckelt, Christel Henon, Johannes Jancke, Marsel Kalvo, Marie Legrand, Rani Massalha, Nefes Polat
Cast:Damla Sönmez, Emin Gürsoy, Elit Iscan
Script:Guillaume Giovanetti, Çagla Zencirci, Ramata Sy
Program strand:Features
Rights:Pyramide International