In her 50 years of artistry, Herlina Christine Natalia Hakim has experienced Indonesian history under six different regimes. Her filmography lists over 50 titles, expanding from feature films to short movies, television series, as well as web series under 36 notable Indonesian and international directors. She has been the star of the analogue era until the digital era of today.
The actress-producer is 66 years of age now, and her force of life pushes her to grow along and adapt to the dynamics of the changing ages and generations. She does not only rouse the movements of Indonesian film industry and brings her own shade upon it, with her numerous national and international awards in film, she has become the very spirit of the advancement of Indonesian film industry and its ecosystem.
In Christine Hakim, we see Indonesia and its diversity. Born in Jambi, she grew up in Yogyakarta, and in her blood she carries ancestries from Minang, Aceh, Banten, Pekalongan, Madiun, and the Middle East. She came from a Muslim family, but was named Christine and Natalia upon her birth. This “Retrospective, 50 years of Christine Hakim’s Artistry” will not only teach us the history of Indonesian film through her crafts, as Christine Hakim’s journey is also a witness to the growth of Indonesia itself.
A retrospective of Christine Hakim will study her 50 years of artistry in film and discover the spirit of Indonesian cinema from the 1970’s up to today. Along with the discussion, this retrospective will screen three of Christine Hakim’s movies selected especially for Madani IFF 2023.