Original title: Sibel Director: Çağla Zencirci Cast: Damla Sönmez, Emin Gürsoy, Erkan Kolçak Köstendil, Elit Iscan, Meral Çetinkaya Country: France, Germany, Luxembourg, Turkey Year of production: 2018 Length (min): 95 Language: Turkish Subtitles: Czech, English Sales: Pyramide Films Section: Balkan Echoes Sponsors: Deutsche Botschaft Prag – Německé velvyslanectví v Praze, Šprechtíme
Mute Sibel communicates through an ancient whistling language that resembles birdsong. When tales of a wolf prowling around spread in the village, Sibel takes a rifle, leaves her sister and father, and sets off to the woods. She meets a man there – an outcast similar to her. The FIPRESCI winner at the Locarno Film Festival is a modern story with fairy-tale motifs, set in nature as green as the protagonist's eyes.