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.

VOR:   I didn't dig every single choice, but the orientation from a Cambodian vantage, in Khmer, without false Hollywood drama, is so valuable.

Photo © 2017 Netflix/Bophana Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

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