Program → Films by sections → Sibel (Repeat)
Festival in Media
Section: Forum of European Cinema
Country: Turkey France, Germany, Luxembourg
Year: 2018


95 minutes/color


Director: Guillaume Giovanetti, Cagla Zencirci

Screenplay: Guillaume Giovanetti, CaglaZencirci, Ramata Sy

Cinematographer: Eric Devin

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



Damla Sönmez, Emin Gürsoy, Erkan Kolçak Köstendil, Elit Iscan, Meral Çetinkaya



Mars Production, Les Films du Tambour, Riva Filmproduktion, Bidibul Productions, Reborn Production

World sales:

Pyramide International



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.



Guillaume Giovanetti, Cagla Zencirci

French-Turkish couple Çağla 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 (Japan, 2013 / Toronto). Sibel is their third feature and is selected in Competition at Locarno International Film Festival.



2004 Une route de la soie (Documentary short)

2005 Retrouver Bam (Documentary)

2006 Carnegami (Short)

2007 Shanty Garden Town (Short)

2008 Ata (Short)

2009 Six (Short)

2012 Camera Obscura (Documentary)

2012 Noor

2013 Ningen

2018 Sibel