On February 18th, the Cambodian premiere of the Netflix original film FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER took place at the Terrace of the Elephants at the Angkor Wat Temple Complex in Siem Reap, Cambodia, ahead of the film’s worldwide release later this year on Netflix. This was a special event for the people of Cambodia, attended by His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni and Her Majesty Queen Mother Norodom Monineath, in addition to Angelina Jolie, Loung Ung and Rithy Panh.
Angelina Jolie’s latest directorial effort is a first for her and many others. The movie, “First They Killed My Father,” was filmed entirely in Cambodia and in the Khmer language. read more….
New York Times. By ANGELINA JOLIE FEB. 2, 2017
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Following the Cambodian premiere of Angelina Jolie’s new film First They Killed My Father in Siem Reap, Cambodia Saturday, co-screenwriter, rights activist and author of the book that inspired the movie, Loung Ung, spoke to PEOPLE about what it was like working on set, the challenges of portraying the Cambodian genocide on film and eating tarantulas to lighten the mood among the cast and crew. Read more….
Phnom Penh Post. 12 January 2017 by Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon
The world premiere of Angelina Jolie’s highly anticipated film First They Killed my Father is set for February 18 in Siem Reap, seven months before its release on Netflix. read more….
Can the Hollywood star’s Khmer-language film – with an all-Cambodian cast and crew – help a nation to confront the horrors of its past? Read More >>