The Jakarta Post
Guess what: Iqbaal gets award in Macau (Courtesy of Instagram @iqbaal.e /-)
Young actor Iqbaal Ramadhan did not expect to bring home a trophy from the International Film Festival & Awards Macao in Macau, China, on Sunday.
The 18-year-old received the Variety Asian Star: Up Next award for his performance in Indonesian box office teenage drama, DILAN 1990.
Iqbaal took to Instagram to share his joy over the surprise win. He posted a photo of him holding the award with a caption that expressed his surprise at receiving the accolade.
“[This award] goes to all of you: young, talented, and bright filmmakers and film enthusiasts in Indonesia,” he wrote in the caption.
It’s been a busy year for Iqbaal. He shot two movies, the sequel DILAN 1991, and the much-anticipated period drama Bumi Manusia — an adaptation of the first novel of the Buru tetralogy by acclaimed literature giant Pramoedya Ananta Toer. Both movies will hit theaters next year.