APSA: Indonesian film wins top prize at Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Now and Then (Nana's) best film award is the first Indonesian film, and the first directed by a woman, to win.

Kamila Andini’s Before, Now and Then (Nana), produced by Ifa Isfansyah and Gita Fara, has taken out the 15th APSA Award for Best Film at last weekend’s Asia Pacific Screen Awards on the Gold Coast. That makes it both the first Indonesian film and the first film directed by a woman to win the coveted award.

The award was accepted by Indonesian actor Happy Salma, who plays the lead role of Nana in what’s been described as a ‘mesmerising and intimate portrait of her life set against the unrest of 1960s Indonesia’.

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Silvi Vann-Wall is a journalist, podcaster, and filmmaker. They joined ScreenHub as Film Content Lead in 2022. Twitter: @SilviReports