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by Guillaume Giovanetti, Cağla Zencirci


Kusköy Village, Black Sea mountains, Turkey. Sibel, 25, who became dumb during childhood, is only able to communicate by whistling. She is not married, she lives with her father, and the villagers consider her disabled. To make up for her loneliness, Sibel kills herself doing field work. One day she meets a deserter from the Turkish army hiding in the forest. For the first time, a new perspective comes to Sibel: what if she was also a woman?

international title: Sibel
original title: Sibel
country: Turkey, France, Germany, Luxembourg
sales agent: Pyramide International
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Guillaume Giovanetti, Cağla Zencirci
film run: 95'
release date: DE 27/12/2018, CH 10/01/2019, FR 06/03/2019
screenplay: Guillaume Giovanetti, Cağla Zencirci, Ramata Sy
cast: Damla Sönmez, Emin Gürsoy, Erkan Kolçak Köstendil, Elit Iscan, Meral Çetinkaya
cinematography by: Eric Devin
film editing: Véronique Lange
music: Bassel Hallak, Pi
producer: Marie Legrand, Rani Massalha, Michael Eckelt, Johannes Jancke, Lilian Eche, Christelle Henon, Marsel Kalvo, Nefes Polat, Marc Simoncini
production: Mars Production, Les Films du Tambour, Riva Filmproduktion, Bidibul Productions, Reborn Production
backing: Eurimages, CNC (FR), French-German mini co-production treaty, Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein regional fund (DE), Cofinova Sofica (FR)
distributor: Arsenal Filmverleih, Trigon Film, Pyramide Distribution
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