First They Killed My Father
First screened in September 2017
Director: Angelina Jolie. Cast: Sreymoch Sareum,
Kompheak Phoeung, Socheata Sveng, Chenda Run, Kimhak Mun, Sreyneang Oun, Sothea Khoun, Dara Heng, Chhora Horm, Mony Ros, Sophal Nuth, Polynn Sok, Sokly Morm, Thorath Sam. Screenplay: Loung Ung and Angelina Jolie (based on the book First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers by Loung Ung). Twitter Capsule:
Digest of atrocities hits harder by keeping level tone. Could tolerate a tighter edit, but impressive.
I didn't dig every single choice, but the orientation from a Cambodian vantage, in Khmer, without false Hollywood drama, is so valuable.