Christine Hakim: Prima Donna Inter Pares

IN PERSON

Christine Hakim: Lessons Learnt from An Actress

Can an actress teach one to centre oneself in order to attain success? Absolutely. And no other thespian is more suited to preach this other than the Grand Dame of Indonesian cinema, Christine Hakim. AWANI Review’s Syed Farradino Omar catches up with her in Kuala Lumpur recently for a chat on In Person.

Wouldn’t it be easy to dismiss the idea of a chat with Christine Hakim to be another tête-à-tête about the roles that she has played, or the movies she has acted in, or even her life as one of the best-known actresses in Indonesia? That would, on the surface, be true. But often we forget that the job of a thespian is far removed from the simplistic interpretations so conveniently arrived at. The fact is, to be a good actor,...

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