Sibela
a film by Elia Moutamid
production 5e6

ITALY | 50′ | COLOR | DCP | DOCUMENTARY | 2019

Synopsis

Sibela is a 21 year old girl of Bosnian origin who grew up in Trentino Alto Adige. Since birth she has fought against a very rare syndrome that has caused innumerable malformations of her body. However, her combative and self-deprecating spirit has always helped her to live her life in an absolutely normal and “carefree” way. Sibela has a guardian angel, Ettore, a “contemporary prophet,” an elderly man that she has known for a long time. In 1995 Ettore, during the war in the Balkans, left with a van loaded with food aid to assist the civilians involved in the conflict; it was on that occasion that he met Sibela who at the time was a child with very little chance of survival. Ettore decided to take her to Italy with him, establishing a very strong bond which still continues today.

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