Angelina Jolie to attend Netflix movie premiere of First They Killed My Father in Siem Reap
- February 14, 2017 at 3:48 am #1280
This Saturday February 18th, Siem Reap will be host to the world premiere of “First They Killed My Father”, a Netflix film directed by Angelina Jolie. The movie is based on Loung Ung’s autobiographical book with the same title.
It is said that not only Angelina Jolie herself, but also Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihamoni and Queen Mother Norodom Monineath will attend the movie premiere at the ancient city of Angkor Thom, located in the Angkor Archaeological Park.February 21, 2017 at 3:49 am #1281
Source: Phnom Penh Post
An adaptation of Loung Ung’s autobiographical book recounting her and her family’s suffering under the Khmer Rouge, the Jolie-directed film depicts in vivid detail the forced evacuations from Phnom Penh, the journey to the brutal labour camps in the country’s northwest, and, for Ung, the conscription of children as soldiers into the ranks of the Revolutionary Army of Kampuchea. Ung, who is portrayed in a highly emotional performance by child actress Sareum Srey Moch, was five years old when her family was ordered out of the capital.February 21, 2017 at 4:12 am #1286
Director Angelina Jolie arrives at the press conference for First They Killed My Father
Waiting for the press conference to begin. We recognize Angelina Jolie together with Maddox and her other kids; Loung Ung, the writer of the book and Rithy Panh, co-producer of the movie.
February 21, 2017 at 4:20 am #1290
Angelina and Maddox Jolie Pitt meeting King Norodom Sihamoni
February 21, 2017 at 4:42 am #1296
Director Angelina Jolie and co-producer Rithy Panh, together with leading actors, Sareum Srey Moch and Mun Kimhak, as they speak to the press before the movie’s premiere. On the right, we see Loung Ung, the writer of the book on which the movie is based.February 21, 2017 at 4:51 am #1302
The movie premiere of First They Killed My Father at the Terrace of the Elephants, a historical site within the Angkor Archaeological Park.
Angelina Jolie and her children meeting King Norodom Sihamoni
Director Angelina Jolie and co-producer Rithy Panh meeting Queen Mother Norodom Monineath
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