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Tiger Stripes & The Role Evolution of Christine Hakim


November 27, 2023 | JAFF18 | Q&A Session

Director Amanda Nell Eu on the Challenges of Casting

We had a professional acting coach to conduct the workshops and we also hired a professional sex educator to create a safe space so that during rehearsals the girls felt at ease and free to really express themselves.

Through the workshops I really saw the girls come alive and open up, and this enabled me to do the final casting.

That was how we got these 3 brilliant girls on screen.

Zafreen Zairizal: a particular talent

The first time we met Zafreen, she was always bouncing around, cheerful and full of energy. But we wondered if she had the fire to be a tiger. Then when we resumed shooting after a two-year break caused by the pandemic, she was 15 and had experienced puberty and we saw the rage.



Alexander Matius (film programmer), Christine Hakim (actress), Gaston Soehadi (lecturer), Ismail Basbeth (film director)


Nov 26, 2023 | Public Lecture | LPP 1

Following the receipt of a JAFF award for dedication to Asian cinema at the opening ceremony, Christine Hakim was the subject of a public event on Sunday 26 November that examined her illustrious career spanning 50 years. 

The speakers were Christine herself, director Ismail Basbeth and lecturer Gaston Soehadi.

Among Christine’s achievements highlighted at the session:

  • film producer in parallel with her acting career
  • dozens of awards at leading international film festivals
  • Jury member at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002
  • A role model and inspiration for women achievement in cinema in multiple roles
  • Versatility outside of acting included behind-the-scene contributions to film production and acting mentor as an ambassador of the Festival Filem Indonesia.

News Contributor: Wong Tuck Cheong

Photos: JAFF Documentation Team