French-Turkish 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.
25-year-old Sibel lives with her father and sister in a secluded village in the mountains of Turkey’s 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. More