TALENTED BEAUTIES. It is nice to see Indonesia’s local beauties putting their best foot forward on the big screen. We round up five Indonesian actresses for you to look forward to
Movie: “Supernova: Ksatria, Puteri dan Bintang Jatuh” (December 2014)
Director: Rizal Mantovani
It was clear to see that Raline Shah was a talent, even when she was still in elementary school. Debuting as a child actress in “Bibir Mer” in 1992, the stunning actress who is famous for her duck-face expression returned to the scene with popular movie “5cm” in 2012 before starring in a religious dramatic trilogy of “99 Cahaya di Langit Eropa” (99 Lights in Europe Sky). Currently, Raline’s schedule is filled with work as a brand ambassador, photo shoots and movie promotions. In “Supernova: Ksatria, Puteri dan Bintang Jatuh” (Supernova: The Knight, the Princess and the Falling Star), a novel-adaptation movie based on Dewi Lestari’s eponymous book, Raline Shah plays Rana, a woman working for a fast-paced magazine who has an affair with a wealthy businessman she interviews.
Movie: “Pendekar Tongkat Emas” (December 2014)
Director: Ifa Isfansyah
Eva Celia is not only gifted in one respect, but she exudes equal passion for music and acting. Since her big screen acting debut in 2008 with “Takut: Faces of Fear” (Fear: Faces of Fear), Eva has been focusing on developing both of these talents simultaneously. As of late, Eva—the daughter of actress Sophia Latjuba and musician Indra Lesmana—has been traveling around Indonesia’s most treasured natural destinations. In her upcoming star-studded action movie entitled “Pendekar Tongkat Emas” (The Golden Cane Warrior), she plays Dara, an innocent and kindhearted student at the Tongkat Emas school of martial arts.
Movie: “Guardian” (January 2015)
Director: Helfi Kardit
Dominique Diyose has been busy showcasing her skills across a multitude of fields, including films. Having begun her acting career with “Berbagi Suami” (Sharing Husband) in 2006, she has dabbled in several movies and TV projects throughout the years. Recently, the newlywed has been acting in Ari Lasso’s latest music video, presenting for NET TV’s Entertainment News alongside Deva Mahenra, and walking on fashion runways. In “Guardian,” Dominique Diyose plays Sarah, a mother who wants to avenge the death of her husband by training herself and her daughter in martial arts.
Movie: “Kapan Kawin” (February 2015)
Director: Ody C. Harahap
Adinia Wirasti is definitely not one to underestimate. After shooting to fame with “Ada Apa Dengan Cinta” in 2002, this athletic star has played various roles, including a dramatic character in “Selamat Pagi, Malam” (Good Morning, Night). The recipient of Indonesian Movie Festival 2013’s Best Actress Award, Wirasti has recently been busy with the release of a mini drama “Ada Apa Dengan Cinta” and the production of her first romantic comedy film. In the latter, which is titled “Kapan Kawin” (When Will You Get Married), Adinia plays Dinda, a successful woman in her thirties who is urged by her parents to get married.
Movie: “A Copy of My Mind” (2015)
Director: Joko Anwar
Tara Basro could certainly be named the black horse of the Indonesian movie industry. The girlfriend of fellow actor Arifin Putra sank her teeth into acting in “Catatan Harian si Boy” (Boy’s Diary) in 2011 and later played in award-winning Indonesian psychological thriller “Killers.” Besides shooting for her upcoming crime thriller movie, Tara is busy preparing the release of “Pendekar Tongkat Emas” along with Eva Celia. In Joko Anwar’s “A Copy of My Mind,” Tara Basro plays the lead actress who finds a record of corruption involving a promising presidential candidate.