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]
Elit IsçanFatma [SR]
Meral CetinkayaNarin [SR]
Gulcin KulturFeride [SR]
Sevval TezcanÇiçek [SR]


Post production supervisorChristian Vennefrohne
Director of photographyEric Devin
Additional photographyJohannes Kaczmarczyk
1st assistant cameraFelix Schwarz
Alexa Mini, zwei Wochen Türkei
Alexa Mini, zwei Wochen Türkei
1st assistant cameraJonas Wache
ARRI Alexa Mini, Freefly Movi, Türkei
ARRI Alexa Mini, Freefly Movi, Türkei
DIT digital imaging technicianLuca Oltenau
DirectorGuillaume Giovanetti
DirectorÇağla Zencirci
ComposerBassel Hallak
ProducerNefes Polat
ProducerMarie Legrand
ProducerLilian Eche
ProducerMarsel Kalvo
ProducerMichael Eckelt
ProducerChristel Henon
ProducerRani Massalha
ProducerJohannes Jancke
ScreenwriterRamata Toulaye-Sy
ScreenwriterGuillaume Giovanetti
ScreenwriterÇağla Zencirci
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)
Germany (theatrical)


Cameras and UtilitiesLudwig Kameraverleih GmbH
AlexaMini,Celere HS
AlexaMini,Celere HS
Sound (Postproduction)Konken Studios
Sound Design, Re-recording
Sound Design, Re-recording


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


TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
RepeatFrancearteSunday, 29/08/2021, 11.45 PM
First showingFranceCanal+ [fr]Tuesday, 18/02/2020, 10.55 PM


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