Sibel Reviews

April 2, 2019
The film discards the stereotype in cinema where a woman in trouble needs a male figure to trigger her decisions. [Full review in Spanish]
April 2, 2019
A potent real-world feminist fable.
January 30, 2019
Painful and honest.
September 8, 2018
Perceptively, Sibel understands patriarchy as a straightjacket affecting both men and women.
September 6, 2018
Sibel ticks off so many currently hot-button-category boxes... but in the hands of co-directors Çagla Zencirci and Guillaume Giovanetti and co-screenwriter Ramata Sy, they mould and decay into a musty laundry list of formula items.
September 6, 2018
The film illuminates patriarchy's persistence - and the sexual repression that goes with it - in rural Turkey but thankfully never uses a sledgehammer.
August 30, 2018
The film sits in an uneasy area, wanting to reproduce real life in this "exotic" village yet forcing it into a straightjacket of primal legends and inorganic notions.
August 3, 2018
A nicely shaded, satisfying tale of female empowerment with a striking central performance from Damla Sönmez.