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Aurora Ribero joins Iqbaal Ramadhan in 'Ali & Ratu Ratu Queens'

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Jakarta  /  Wed, January 8, 2020  /  02:33 pm
Aurora Ribero joins Iqbaal Ramadhan in 'Ali & Ratu Ratu Queens'

A still from 'Ali & Ratu Ratu Queens'. (Courtesy of/Palari Films)

Actress Aurora Ribero will appear alongside Iqbaal Ramadhan in the upcoming movie Ali & Ratu Ratu Queens (Ali & the Queens of Queens).

In the movie, Aurora plays Eva, the romantic interest of Ali, played by Iqbaal. 

The actor was announced as the lead role in the movie in November 2019.

According to a releasethe movie is set in New York's Queens, United States. The principal photography in New York has wrapped and production is taking place in Jakarta.

Produced by Palari Films, the movie tells the story of 17-year-old Ali, who is in search of his long-lost mother in New York. In Queens, he meets four unique women: Party (Nirina Zubir), a cleaning lady who is very attentive and affectionate; Biyah (Asri Welas), a Surabayan soccer fanatic who is also a paparazzi; Ance (Tika Panggabean), a grumpy single mother; and Chinta (Happy Salma), who went to New York to look for love but ends up working as a masseuse. In between the encounters, Ali falls in love with Eva, Ance’s daughter, who takes him around New York.

Ali & Ratu Ratu Queens is directed by Lucky Kuswandi, known for popular and acclaimed films such as Galih & Ratna and Selamat Pagi Malam (Good Morning, Evening). Also joining the team is scriptwriter Gina S. Noer, who won two Citra trophies at the 2019 Indonesian Film Festival (FFI) for Best Original Screenplay for Dua Garis Biru (Two Blue Stripes) and Best Adapted Screenplay for Keluarga Cemara (The Cemara Family).

Aurora's breakthrough role was in Ernest Prakasa's Susah Sinyal (Hard to Get Cell Phone Service) in 2017, while Iqbaal is popularly known as hearthrob Dilan in Dilan 1990 and Dilan 1991. Both movies were the most-watched films in Indonesia in 2018 and 2019.

Ali & Ratu Ratu Queens is scheduled to be screened in 2020. (gis/wng)

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