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Sibel, (2018)

2018, France-Germany-Turkey-Luxembourg / 95'

 

Release Date in Turkey 

22 February, 2019

 

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 neighboring 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.

 

72. Locarno Film Festival

International Competition

Fipresci Prize

Ecumenical Jury Prize

Junior Jury Award Second Place

 

43. Toronto Film Festival

Contemporary World Cinema 

34. Haifa International Film Festival

25. Adana International Film Festival

Best Film

Best Actress (Damla Sönmez)

Best Supporting Actor (Emin Gürsoy)

Filmfest Hamburg 2018

European Cinema Co-production Award

Directors

Guillaume Giovanetti & Çağla Zencirci 

 

Writers

Guillaume Giovanetti & Çağla Zencirci & Ramata Sy

 

Producers

Marie Legrand, Rani Massalha, Michael Eckelt, Johannes Jancke, Marsel Kalvo, Nefes Polat, Lilian Eche, Christian Henon

DOP

Eric Devin

 

Composer

Bassel Hallak & Pi

 

Art Director

Osman Özcan

 

Cast

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

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Something Useful, (2017)

2017, Turkey-France-Netherlands-Germany / 104'

 

Release Date in Turkey

27 October, 2017

 

Why would someone like Leyla go to a high school reunion dinner? And take an overnight train to get there. After all, she hasn't been to a single one for the last 25 years - What is Canan, a student nurse, doing on the train? Reluctantly going to an interview for a nursing job when she would like to be an actress instead. And Yavuz? He spends all day lying by the window watching the passing hawkers, horse carriages and people. He is waiting for Canan, or maybe Leyla, or maybe a executioner and a poet who meet on a train one night.

 

Screened at

36. Istanbul International Film Festival

Fipresci Prize

24. Adana International Film Festival

Best Script

Best Actress (Başak Köklükaya)

Best Cinematography

7. Malatya International Film Festival

Best Actress (Başak Köklükaya)

5. Boğaziçi International Film Festival 

Best Director

Best Actress (Öykü Karayel)

21. Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 

Best Script

Director

Pelin Esmer

 

Writers

Pelin Esmer & Barış Bıçakçı

 

Producers

Marsel Kalvo & Pelin Esmer

 

Associate Producers

Nefes Polat & Dilde Mahalli

 

DOP

Gökhan Tiryaki

 

Art Director

Elif Taşçıoğlu

 

Cast

Başak Köklükaya, Öykü Karayel, Yiğit Özşener, Ayşenil Şamlıoğlu, Berfu Öngören