Interview: Christine Hakim

Kuhu Tanvir


Time magazine called her an Asian Hero, noted that she was the first Indonesian actress to be on a jury at the Cannes Film Festival, and then seemed almost to congratulate her on sharing that jury space with the likes of Sharon Stone, Michelle Yeoh and ‘other Hollywood glitterati’. Indonesian star Christine Hakim is not perturbed by this Hollywood-centric outlook, her focus is far more on the development of film-craft in Asia. While she was in New Delhi for the Osian’s Cinefan Film Festival, she spoke to Wide Screen about Asian cinema, young directors, working women and other things that occupy this Asian Hero.


Stardom; Stars, Indonesian Cinema; Asian Cinema; Aesthetics

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