Hilal, Feza and Other Planets

Hilal, Feza and Other Planets

91 mins | Drama, History | Nov. 20, 2022

Set during the aftermath of the September 28 1997 military coup of Turkey, one of the most fascinating periods of modern Turkish history, Hilal, Feza and Other Planets follows the unlikely relationship between a pro-Muslim student Hilal and her friend Feza, a male transgender prostitute who aims to become a woman. With cultural and social backgrounds that are superficially, and in their own perception, polar opposites, Hilal and Feza find common ground through their separate struggles against state oppression and social prejudice. Though not always smooth or free of conflict, their friendship survives the test of time despite ingrained prejudices, and we see their mutual respect and understanding for each other grow each time they meet.

Hilal, Feza and Other Planets

91 mins | Drama, History | Nov. 20, 2022

Hilal, Feza and Other Planets
Set during the aftermath of the September 28 1997 military coup of Turkey, one of the most fascinating periods of modern Turkish history, Hilal, Feza and Other Planets follows the unlikely relationship between a pro-Muslim student Hilal and her friend Feza, a male transgender prostitute who aims to become a woman. With cultural and social backgrounds that are superficially, and in their own perception, polar opposites, Hilal and Feza find common ground through their separate struggles against state oppression and social prejudice. Though not always smooth or free of conflict, their friendship survives the test of time despite ingrained prejudices, and we see their mutual respect and understanding for each other grow each time they meet.
Producers
Original title Hilal, Feza ve Diğer Gezegenler
Directors Kutluğ Ataman
Writers Kutluğ Ataman

Cast

Nazlı Bulum

as Hilal

Hande Ataizi

as Sevtap

Şenay Gürler

as Profesör Doktor

Nursel Köse

as Başhemşire

Ayşe Melike Çerçi

as Eğitim Görevlisi

Ahu Yağtu

as Profesör Doktor

Hakan Karsak

as Hüseyin

Nalan Kuruçim

as Siklamen

Elçin Atamgüç

as Zehra