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Rithy Panh 101: How the ‘First They Killed My Father’ Producer Put Cambodian Cinema on the Map

58 minutes ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editors Note: This article is presented in partnership with Netflix’s original film “First They Killed My Father” – now streaming on Netflix and in select theaters.]

“First They Killed My Mother” producer Rithy Panh is arguably the most influential Cambodian director in history. A survivor of the Khmer Rouge who escaped to Thailand in 1979, Panh found his footing as a filmmaker while living in Paris before returning to his native country 10 years later. Over the past 27 years, his work has largely taken a biographical focus, as he confronts the trauma of his family’s struggles from a number of cinematic perspectives. Viewed in full, his filmography tells the modern story of the Cambodian people, from their struggles to survive against an oppressive regime to the reverberations of those experiences in modern times. 

Panh has always taken a personal approach to his filmmaking. His first widely acclaimed project, 1994’s “Rice of People,” blends professional and amateur performers in the spare tale of an impoverished family attempting to make ends meet in a world still reeling from the horrors of the past. »

- Indiewire Staff

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We Found It: Liev Schreiber’s Son Kai’s Dapper Shoes He Wore to the Emmys

4 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Samuel Kai is a J. Crew kid!

The 8½-year-old son of Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts looked every bit his dad’s adorable mini-me (with a side of Mom’s signature blond hair) as he attended Sunday’s Emmy Awards alongside the six-time-nominated Ray Donovan actor.

For the star-studded evening, the little guy wore a tux and bow tie to match Schreiber, along with J. Crew’s Kids’ Classic Wing Tips shoes in black, which retail for $118.

“The very dapper and downright divine Kai Schreiber!!!” Schreiber, 49, captioned a father-son photo ahead of the ceremony.

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- Jen Juneau

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Laos Selects ‘Dearest Sister’ as First Foreign-Language Oscar Submission

16 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Horror-thriller, “Dearest Sister” has been selected by Laos as its first submission of a film in the Academy Awards foreign-language category. The film is directed by Mattie Do, regarded as one of Asia’s hottest new film-making talents.

The story follows an in impoverished young woman who moves to the city to take care of a wealthy older cousin. The older woman is losing her sight, but increasingly able to communicate with ghosts who provide them with a helpful set of numbers.

The Oscars submission decision was taken by a newly formed AMPAS Selection Committee, made up of six Laos film professionals. Logistical support was provided by the Luang Prabang Film Festival, a celebration of South East Asian cinema held annually in Luang Prabang, the cultural capital of Laos, (aka Lao Peoples’ Democratic Republic).

The film is a co-production between Lao Art Media (Laos), France’s Screen Division and Estonia’s Oree Films.

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- Patrick Frater

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The 10 Returning Shows Left in 2017 You Need to Know About

23 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

TV seasons are a thing of the past, but the fall still sees a lot of new releases. Among the flurry of untested series — a.k.a. brand new shows — there are quite a few returning favorites ready to top their already stellar past seasons. They’re reliable picks for an audience already overwhelmed with options, but even these highly anticipated entries can still get lost in the shuffle.

So fear not, dear readers. The Very Good TV Podcast has got your back. On this week’s episode, IndieWire TV Editor Lisa Shannon Miller and TV Critic Ben Travers have collected the 10 most important, exciting, or intriguing returning series to make sure your favorites don’t go overlooked. Or, if you missed some of these the first time through, maybe there’s a new favorite to be had.

Read More:‘The Vietnam War’ Review: Ken Burns’ Exhaustive Conflict Biography Shows »

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The 10 Returning Shows Left in 2017 You Need to Know About

23 hours ago | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

TV seasons are a thing of the past, but the fall still sees a lot of new releases. Among the flurry of untested series — a.k.a. brand new shows — there are quite a few returning favorites ready to top their already stellar past seasons. They’re reliable picks for an audience already overwhelmed with options, but even these highly anticipated entries can still get lost in the shuffle.

So fear not, dear readers. The Very Good TV Podcast has got your back. On this week’s episode, IndieWire TV Editor Lisa Shannon Miller and TV Critic Ben Travers have collected the 10 most important, exciting, or intriguing returning series to make sure your favorites don’t go overlooked. Or, if you missed some of these the first time through, maybe there’s a new favorite to be had.

Read More:‘The Vietnam War’ Review: Ken Burns’ Exhaustive Conflict Biography Shows »

- Ben Travers

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Oscars: Angelina Jolie’s ‘First They Killed My Father’ is Cambodia’s Foreign Language Film entry

18 September 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Angelina Jolie just got more good news about her new film “First They Killed My Father,” which opened on Sept. 15 to rave reviews. Cambodia is submitting the Netflix release, which chronicles the horrific childhood of Loung Ung under the deadly Khmer Rouge of the 1970s, for Oscar consideration as Best Foreign Language Film. There […] »

- Paul Sheehan

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Angelina Jolie Still Breaks the Rules: Why ‘First They Killed My Father’ is the Movie No Studio Would Make

18 September 2017 8:53 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Angelina Jolie is basking in a standing ovation at Telluride after the first screening of “First They Killed My Father.” It’s the film she wanted to make: Based on the 2000 memoir of Loung Ung, who was five when the Khmer Rouge forced her family into work camps, it required a $24 million budget, a 60-day shoot, a two-hour, 16-minute cut. The only place she pitched the film is the only one who would let her make it: Netflix.

“She had a very specific view of the story she wanted to tell,” said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos. “It’s very traditional. It’s just as resource-intense to make a small film as a big film, where there isn’t much infrastructure in Cambodia. It would have been difficult to get made anywhere, with all local talent. It all pays off on the screen.”

While Jolie’s film may be traditional in some ways, »

- Anne Thompson

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Angelina Jolie Still Breaks the Rules: Why ‘First They Killed My Father’ is the Movie No Studio Would Make

18 September 2017 8:53 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Angelina Jolie is basking in a standing ovation at Telluride after the first screening of “First They Killed My Father.” It’s the film she wanted to make: Based on the 2000 memoir of Loung Ung, who was five when the Khmer Rouge forced her family into work camps, it required a $24 million budget, a 60-day shoot, a two-hour, 16-minute cut. The only place she pitched the film is the only one who would let her make it: Netflix.

“She had a very specific view of the story she wanted to tell,” said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos. “It’s very traditional. It’s just as resource-intense to make a small film as a big film, where there isn’t much infrastructure in Cambodia. It would have been difficult to get made anywhere, with all local talent. It all pays off on the screen.”

While Jolie’s film may be traditional in some ways, »

- Anne Thompson

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Angelina Jolie Joins Oscar Foreign-Language Race as Entries Near 50

18 September 2017 5:52 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Angelina Jolie’s “First They Killed My Father” has been officially submitted by Cambodia to the Oscars’ Best Foreign Language Film category, where the dark Netflix drama has become the latest of almost 50 films to enter the race. Jolie’s film was made in Cambodia with an all-Cambodian cast, and contains virtually no English dialogue. It is based on the memoir by Loung Ung, who was a child when the brutal Khmer Rouge regime took control of her country. She and her family were driven from their comfortable home in the city and moved to a work camp in the country. »

- Steve Pond

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Oscars: Angelina Jolie’s ‘First They Killed My Father’ Named Cambodia’s Foreign Language Entry

18 September 2017 3:40 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Update, writethru after Sunday 11:01 Pm exclusive: Angelina Jolie's First They Killed My Father has been set as the Cambodian submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. Deadline reported late Sunday night that confirmation of the selection was imminent, and early Monday morning the Cambodia Oscar Selection Committee made it official. The Netflix title, directed and co-written by Jolie, is about author and human rights activist Loung Ung's life under the rule of… »

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Oscars: Cambodia Selects Angelina Jolie's 'First They Killed My Father' for Foreign-Language Category

18 September 2017 2:34 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

It's official: Angelina Jolie's fourth film as a director, First They Killed My Father, is Cambodia's submission for the best foreign-language film Oscar at the 90th Academy Awards.   "This means a great deal to all of us involved in making the film," Jolie said in a statement in response to the news. "To work with local artists to bring this story forward has been a moving and humbling experience," she added.    First They Killed My Father was fully financed and produced by Netflix. The film is an adaptation of a memoir by Cambodian writer »

- Patrick Brzeski

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Cambodia Picks Angelina Jolie’s ‘First They Killed My Father’ as Oscar Contender

18 September 2017 2:24 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Angelina Jolie’s “First They Killed My Father” has been picked to represent Cambodia as the Southeast Asian nation’s contender in the foreign-language Oscar category.

The film, an adaptation of Loung Ung’s survivor tale, is a drama set during the brutal Khmer Rouge era. It had its premiere last month at the Telluride film festival, where it received largely positive coverage.

The awards selection announcement was made by the Cambodian Oscar Selection Committee.

Jolie holds dual U.S. and Cambodian nationality and has adopted a Cambodia-born son. She was awarded Cambodian citizenship in 2005 in recognition of her environmental protection role.

The film was financed by streaming giant Netflix, but was last week confirmed as being set for a small theatrical run in North America. That could make it eligible for awards contention in other categories as well as the  foreign-language section.

Related storiesLaos Selects 'Dearest Sister' as First Foreign-Language Oscar SubmissionDesert Drama 'Saawan' Selected by »

- Patrick Frater

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Wanda Sykes Reveals Her Awkward Encounter with Angelina Jolie at The Daily Show: 'I Was Just So Mesmerized'

17 September 2017 5:06 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Wanda Sykes — like most of the rest of the world, probably — had trouble keeping herself together in the presence of Angelina Jolie.

As the actress and comedian explained to PeopleTV on the Emmys red carpet on Sunday in Los Angeles, she and Jolie once had a run-in backstage at The Daily Show when it was hosted by Jon Stewart.

Angelina was there and she was walking out of the restroom, and I had to go into the restroom and she was like, ‘Hi Wanda, I’m Angie,’ ” Sykes, 53, recounted to People’s Jd Heyman and Lola Ogunnaike, host of Entertainment Weekly: The Show. »

- Adam Carlson

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Ben Stiller’s ‘Brad’s Status’ Leads Off Fall Specialty Film Season

17 September 2017 10:14 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Amazon Studios, which is releasing about a film a month, led the fall season specialized release barrage with Mike White college comedy “Brad’s Status,” starring Ben Stiller. Annapurna’s second release scored $25,000 per theater in two cities for a credible start.

“Brad’s Status” was one of four Toronto International Film Festival 2017 titles released while the festival is wrapping up (compared to only one last year). The others include Darren Aronofsky’s “mother!” (Paramount), which flopped in wide release with $7.5 million and a rare F Cinemascore (they poll mass-audience theaters and the scores don’t reflect all reactions). Frederick Wiseman’s library documentary “Ex Libris” (Zipporah) got a decent result in its exclusive New York run, and Angelina Jolie’s “First They Killed My Father” debuted on Netflix along with a smattering of theatrical dates (grosses hidden per usual).

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Brad’s Status (Annapurna) – Metacritic: 70; Festivals include: Toronto 2017

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- Tom Brueggemann

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Desert Drama ‘Saawan’ Selected by Pakistan for Oscar Contention

17 September 2017 1:04 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Saawan,” a suspense drama set in the remote deserts, has been selected as Pakistan’s contender for the foreign-language Oscars race. The selection was announced by the Pakistan Academy Selection Committee.

Based on real events that highlight societal injustices and the failure of the feudal justice system, the film is directed and lensed by veteran film and TV director Farhan Alam. It was written and produced by U.S.-based physician Mashood Qadri, through production company Kalakar Films.

According to the producers’ online synopsis “Sawaan” is “the story of a handicapped 9-year old boy, abandoned in a desolate valley in the mountains of Balochistan. The boy is rejected by his father, intimidated by society, harassed by friends and left alone in a valley in the scorching heat to die, due to his disability. Strengthened by memories and dreams of the love of his mother, he begins a perilous journey back to his family in the main city »

- Patrick Frater

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Angelina Jolie: an actor of style and a director of substance | Observer profile

16 September 2017 4:05 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Keen to make films about subjects many would avoid, the film star and activist is as likely to be found discussing the Khmer Rouge, subject of her new film, as featuring in glamour magazines

The meeting with Angelina Jolie was going so well. The Vanity Fair reporter Evgenia Peretz was welcomed into the “11,000 square foot beaux arts mansion” in Los Feliz, which the 42-year-old actress and her six children acquired after her divorce last year from Brad Pitt.

Peretz marvelled at the “rolling lawns, lush trees”, the kitchen “worthy of a Nancy Meyers movie”, the “charming grey library with a library ladder”. When the interview hit the stands in July, however, it prompted an outcry from Team Jolie and controversy over comments she made about the casting process behind her latest film.

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- Ryan Gilbey

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Watch Angelina and Brad's Kids Grow Up Before Your Eyes in These 15 Pictures

16 September 2017 11:30 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are the proud parents to six beautiful kids: Maddox, 16, Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 11, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 9. Even though the couple may no longer be together, we've been seeing more and more of Angelina and her family as of late. In addition to joining the actress on her press tour for First They Killed My Father, Angelina gave the world a glimpse into her family dynamic during an interview with BBC World News, and last week, the brood popped up at the Toronto debut of The Breadwinner. Keep reading to see even more sweet moments between the family. Related13 Things Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Have Said About Their Shocking Split »

- Monica Sisavat

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Angelina Jolie Returning To “Dark Side” To Get Brad Pitt Back?

16 September 2017 10:23 AM, PDT | GossipCop | See recent GossipCop news »

A crazy report from the tabloids alleges Angelina Jolie is returning to the “dark side” to get Brad Pitt back with the help of spiritual rituals. But is it true? Gossip Cop is told no, and that this is just the latest in a slew of fabricated articles. In its current edition, Star is blaring, […] »

- Shari Weiss

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36 Photos From the Toronto Film Festival That Are Almost as Good as Being There

16 September 2017 9:45 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

The Toronto Film Festival officially kicked off last week, and it's yielded plenty of star-studded appearances. Celebrity couples like Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman showed off their sweet romance on the red carpet, while Angelina Jolie had the support of her kids at the premiere of her film The Breadwinner. Jennifer Lawrence also returned from Paris with boyfriend Darren Aronofsky to promote Mother!, and Lady Gaga premiered her new documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two. Keep reading to see even more stars who popped up at the film festival! RelatedWhy Lady Gaga's Documentary Is Called Five Foot Two »

- Monica Sisavat

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Halloween 2018 First Look Photo: Jamie Lee Curtis As Laurie Strode

16 September 2017 7:11 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Photo Credit: Andrew Eccles/Universal Pictures © 2017 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Before Linda Hamilton’s “Sarah Connor,” before Sigourney Weaver’s “Ellen Ripley,” before Angelina Jolie’s “Lara Croft,” there was Jamie Lee Curtis’ horror heroine Laurie Strode. Battling pure evil Michael Myers, Strode was one of the first female characters that young women could see not as the victim, but as the strong, never-give-up survivor. Keeping her wits about her in John Carpenter’s iconic 1978 classic, Halloween was Curtis’ feature film debut and launched her career as a “scream queen” horror star.

The final line “It was the boogeyman” still invokes goosebumps.

Universal Pictures has released this first image from the upcoming Halloween movie – due in theaters Friday, October 19, 2018, forty years after the original film was released on October 25, 1978.

Official synopsis:

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, »

- Michelle Hannett

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