Ethnography and entertainment come together memorably in the third feature co-directed by Çağla Zencirci and Guillaume Giovanetti. The setting is Koskoy, a village in northern Turkey with distinct cultural traditions, superstitions and an astonishing whistling language that only its residents can understand. In this remarkable place lives Sibel (Damla Sönmez, superb) a rebellious outcast who is speechless but can still communicate in her highly unusual mother tongue. Sibel's marginalised and loveless life takes a dramatic turn when she meets Ali, an idealistic soldier fleeing Turkey's militaristic regime. What evolves is a deeply moving tale of desire, identity and female emancipation. Ecumenical Jury Award, FIPRESCI (Critics) Prize, Locarno.