Closing Night Film + Party: Sibel
5.00PM Sun 13 Oct 2019 (4hrs)
GOMA | Cinema A, Cinema B | Ticketed
Roll credits! Bid farewell to BIFF 2019 with celebratory drinks after the film. Celebrate filmmaking and raise a glass as the winners
of the BIFF Short Film Awards are announced. Tickets are limited and include screening, drinks and a bite to eat.
Sibel 2018 Ages 18+
An incredible portrait of a fierce young woman 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.
85 MINUTES, TURKEY, FRANCE, GERMANY, LUXEMBOURG, TURKISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES / DIRECTORS: GUILLAUMA GIOVANETTI, ÇAĞLA ZENCIRCI / SCRIPTWRITERS: GUILLAUMA GIOVANETTI, ÇAĞLA ZENCIRCI, RAMATA SY / PRODUCERS: LILIAN ECHE, MICHAEL ECKELT, CHRISTEL HENON, JOHANNES JANCKE, MARSEL KALVO, MARIE LEGRAND, RANI MASSALHA, NEFES POLAT / CAST: DAMLA SÖNMEZ, EMIN GÜRSOY, ELIT ISCAN / RIGHTS: PYRAMIDE INTERNATIONAL / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP