Mencari Hilal

Ismail Basbeth

2015| 94 min | Indonesia | 13+


Mahmud wanted to repeat the tradition to prove to everyone the new moon (hilal) can be found without having to spend billions like what the Ministry did. Unfortunately, the effort was hindered by his children. They are worried about Mahmud’s declining health. Mahmud insisted on leaving to do his mission. Mahmud may leave only if he is accompanied by Heli (28), his youngest child who has been away from home for a long time because he always contradicts him. Heli, an environmental activist, often makes Mahmud angry with liberal secular criticism which he thinks is heretical.


Nominee, Tokyo International Film Festival, 2015

Best Actor, Indonesian Film Festival, 2015