“ Nation’s rising actress Asmara Abigail has always dreamt of paving her way in the film industry. She started modeling when she was 14, which became her part-time job until she graduated from college. She then pursued her master’s degree in marketing and branding for luxury products at Haute Future Fashion Academy Milan with a scholarship from Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, and graduated cum laude in 2014.
Asmara’s breakthrough in the industry came upon returning to Indonesia, and movie director Garin Nugroho cast her for Asih in Setan Jawa, a black and white silent film accompanied by classical and gamelan orchestra. It premiered locally in Jakarta in 2016 and world-premiered at the Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts in Melbourne in 2017, and since then, they have been performing around the world.
Asmara has starred in many films, including 2017’s best-selling Indonesian film Satan’s Slaves, Gundala (Toronto International Film Festival-2019), The Science of Fictions (Special Mention Award at Locarno Film Festival 2019) and Impetigore (Sundance Film Festival-2019) as 93rd Academy Awards Official Submission Foreign Language Film from Indonesia. She also starred in several foreign production films—the latest being Italian short film Il Vespista (2020), directed by Francesco Crivaro, and was screened at the 77th Venice International Film Festival last September.
Asmara was awarded ‘Asian Stars: Up Next’ by Variety Magazine at the 4th International Film Festival & Awards Macao in December 2019 and was nominated as Best Supporting Actress for her role in Homecoming at the 2020 Indonesian Film Festival”
Source: Forbes Indonesia
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