"Namely when the time changed, They also changed their clothes, They wrapped themselves in silk and, Covered their heads with scarves, That way they looked like women." (From the film)
A magical film of realism playing with gender theory and traditions.
Ali Kemal and Berfin are a couple living an ordinary life while waiting for their wedding day. After a surprise visit from an unknown woman to Ali Kemal's shop, they find themselves awaiting a magical metamorphosis that will lead to Ali Kemal's sex change. Bold realities of feminist issues, the role of women in traditional Turkish and Kurdish societies, and the ways in which the government deals with them surround the couple as they try to figure out if they can make this change on a personal level as well. Hidden salutes the cross dressing scene from the famous Kurdish folk tale Mem û Zîn, where Mem is dressed as a woman and Zîn as a man when they see each other for the first time.
Ali Kemal Çınar was born in Diyarbakır, in 1976. He studied Physical Education Teaching at Dicle University. He is among the group who founded the Cinephiles Cinema Club in Diyarbakır. He completed his first feature Short Film in 2013 (!f 2014). He lives and works in Diyarbakır.