Brief synopsis

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 sees her, for the first time, with fresh eyes.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Damla SönmezSibel [L]
Emin GursoyEmin [L]
Erkan Kolçak KöstendilAli [L]
Meral CetinkayaNarin [SR]
Elit Isçann.a. [SR]
Gulcin KulturFeride [SR]
Sevval TezcanÇiçek [SR]


Director of photographyEric Devin
Additional photographyJohannes Kaczmarczyk
1st assistant cameraJonas WacheARRI Alexa Mini, Freefly Movi, Türkei
1st assistant cameraFelix SchwarzAlexa Mini, zwei Wochen Türkei
DIT digital imaging technicianLuca Oltenau
DirectorCagla Zencirci
DirectorGuillaume Giovanetti
ComposerBassel Hallak
ProducerChristel Henon
ProducerMarsel Kalvo
ProducerMarie Legrand
ProducerLilian Eche
ProducerJohannes Jancke
ProducerNefes Polat
ProducerRani Massalha
ProducerMichael Eckelt
Post production supervisorChristian Vennefrohne
ScreenwriterRamata-Toulaye Sy
ScreenwriterCagla Zencirci
ScreenwriterGuillaume Giovanetti
Production sound mixerTim Stephan
Boom operatorPirmin Punke
Sound re-recording mixerStephan Konken
Sound designerStephan Konken
Foley editorSimone Weber

Distributing companies

Arsenal Filmverleih [de]Germany (theatrical)


Cameras and UtilitiesLudwig Kameraverleih GmbHAlexaMini,Celere HS
Sound (Postproduction)Konken StudiosSound Design, Re-recording


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Michael Eckelt2018Filmfest Hamburg [de]Hamburger Produzentenpreis (Europäische Kino-KoproWinner
Cagla Zencirci2018Locarno Festival [ch]FIPRESCI PrizeWinner
Cagla Zencirci2018Locarno Festival [ch]Junior Jury Awards: Second PrizeWinner
Cagla Zencirci2018Tiff Toronto Int. Film Festival [ca]Contemporary World CinemaNominated
Cagla Zencirci2018Filmfest Hamburg [de]Art Cinema AwardNominated
Johannes Jancke2018Filmfest Hamburg [de]Hamburger Produzentenpreis (Europäische Kino-KoproNominated
Guillaume Giovanetti2018Locarno Festival [ch]FIPRESCI PrizeWinner
Guillaume Giovanetti2018Locarno Festival [ch]Junior Jury Awards: Second PrizeWinner
Guillaume Giovanetti2018Tiff Toronto Int. Film Festival [ca]Contemporary World CinemaNominated
Guillaume Giovanetti2018Filmfest Hamburg [de]Art Cinema AwardNominated


TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
First showingFranceCanal+ [fr]Tuesday, 18/02/2020, 10.55 PM


Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 06/03/2019
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 27/12/2018